You're SO Amazing! (What Happened to You? #2) (Hardcover)

You're SO Amazing! (What Happened to You? #2) By James Catchpole, Lucy Catchpole, Karen George (Illustrator) Cover Image
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This is book number 2 in the What Happened to You? series.

Description


In this authentic and humorous picture book, a child with a limb difference is tired of being told how amazing he is for doing normal things.

Joe and his friend Simone are practicing their best playground tricks, but everyone keeps saying how amazing Joe is, even when he tries to let Simone be the star. Will he ever get to be just Joe, whether he’s amazing or not?

This companion to What Happened to You? addresses the assumptions people make about those with disabilities in an accessible, honest, and funny way. Based on James Catchpole’s childhood experiences and written with his wife, Lucy, a wheelchair user, You’re SO Amazing! encourages young readers to think of disability the way disabled people do: as normal.

About the Author


James Catchpole runs the Catchpole Agency with his wife, Lucy, and is the author of What Happened to You? Lucy Catchpole writes about disability, family, and children’s books and has written for the BBC and the Guardian, in addition to running the Catchpole Agency with James. The Catchpoles live in the United Kingdom with their two young daughters and invite you to visit them online at thecatchpoles.net or whathappenedtoyou.co.uk, and on Instagram @thecatchpoles.

Karen George received a first-class honors degree in fine art as well as an MA from the Royal College of Art. She won Waterstones’ “Picture This” competition to illustrate Freddie and the Fairy and now spends her time drawing, painting, and writing. Karen lives in Bristol with her family and Dr. Calamari the cat. She invites you to visit her online at karengeorge.net and on Instagram @karengeorge_books.

Praise For…


* "This book, with its Bob Graham–style cheerful cartoons and utterly common-sense approach, should be in every library. It pulls no punches and lets everyone play on a level field.... Absolutely amazing."—School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for What Happened to You?

A Junior Library Guild Selection


"As a person with a limb difference, 'What happened to you?' is a question I get asked just about every day. With playful illustrations, silly scenarios, and important life lessons, this book teaches us all what's actually important when we make a new friend: seeing them for who they are on the inside. Every child should have this book on their shelf."—Josh Sundquist, author of We Should Hang Out Sometime

"Basing the story on his own experiences, the author addresses both sides of the query with humor and empathy.... While humorous gouache and colored-pencil illustrations of imagined scenarios keep the tone light, the message comes through clearly."—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316506571
ISBN-10: 0316506575
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: What Happened to You?