Helping to raise funds for CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland)
Everybody in the kingdom is supporting the brave knight Leo in his battle against his fearsome dragons. They try lots of different things to help him defeat them but eventually Leo realises that the most important thing to do is to believe in himself. This beautifully illustrated book with a poignant and uplifting rhyming story encourages children to persevere and find strength in the face of adversity, even when it seems that nothing is working. Written by Gill White for her son Leo who suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy, and beautifully illustrated by Fife artist Gilli B, this story has been positively received by parents of children with complex needs, by care workers and medical staff and by parents of healthy young children who love the book simply as an adventure story. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to CHAS (Children’s Hospices across Scotland).
I am so delighted to be involved in the blogtour celebrating for the launch of Leo and the Lightning Dragons by Gill White. As soon as I saw the email from Kelly (LBG) I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of. What a wonderful concept – a story written by a mother for her son to show him how amazing he can be, how amazing he is and then to pass that on to all children, not only by raising funds for a great cause but by giving them the gift of such a terrific book – who wouldn’t want to be a part of that.
Leo and the Lightning Dragons is a wonderful picture book. The illustrations are clear, colourful, bright and drawn in a simple style that is very eye-catching. The story is heartwarming, uplifting and inclusive. It helps children, who may be in all kinds of situations, to feel they are not alone and that they, like Leo, ‘can do it’! I loved the interactive opportunities in the book being able to have sensory experiences such as blowing juice bubbles and explore feelings, emphasised with the use of different fonts, allows everyone to join in and makes for a great deal of fun.
This wonderfully positive picture book is for all children the storyline describing a young knight fighting dragons demonstrating courage, bravery and determination things we all need at times and is a delight to read.
I’d highly recommend this book and it’s just the right sort of story that should be in all children’s reading areas across the UK.
The book is raising much needed funds for CHAS (Children’s Hospices across Scotland).
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Published: Fledgling Press (30 Jan 2019)
Author: Gill White lives in Fife with her husband Andrew, son Leo and their daft ginger cat, Ollie. After graduating from university, Gill worked in financial services alongside her husband for a number of years before giving up work to care full time for their son Leo, who was born with Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy. When she is not looking after her son, Gill can most often be found at the beach enjoying the peace and quiet! As well as writing, she enjoys hiking and extremely amateur photography. Leo and the Lightning Dragons is her first book.
To find out more about CHAS: CHAS on Twitter
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