Susan Laughs (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805065015, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2000
Susan laughs, she sings. she rides, she swings.
She gets angry, she gets sad, she is good, she is bad...
Told in rhyme, this story follows Susan through a series of familiar activities. She swims with her father, works hard in school, plays with her friends -- and even rides a horse. Lively, thoughtfully drawn illustrations reveal a portrait of a busy, happy little girl with whom younger readers will identify. Not until the end of the story is it revealed that Susan uses a wheelchair.
Told with insight, and without sentimentality, here is an inspiring look at one spunky little girl whose physical disability is never seen as a handicap.
About the Author
Jeanne Willis is the author of dozens of books for children, including the popular Professor Xargle series, also illustrated by Tony Ross. Ms. Willis lives in London, England, with her husband and children.
Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of over fifty children’s books. He lives in Cheshire, England.