Meet Mr. Pickles

by Sharon Hanna Illustrated by Sina Sin

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781982296025
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781982296032

About the Book

Meet Mr. Pickles is a story of a beloved friendship between a young girl living with a rare neurological condition (CDKL5) and her best friend Mr.Pickles - a young Alexandrine parrot! Together they are both learning inclusive ways to communicate, mobilise and interact while accepting and appreciating their differences. This is a story of acceptance, inclusion, empowerment and diversity.

About the Author

Sharon Hanna was born and raised in a small rural mining town in Central Western New South Wales, Sharon now lives in Rockhampton, Queensland with two daughters, one of whom is living with CDKL5, a rare neurological condition which spans several developmental domains and has had a severe impact of the family as a whole. Sharon's main role has been caregiver to her daughter Mackenzie, while working and being involved in many creative pursuits serving as an emotional outlet as well a break from the demands of a 24/7 caring role. Sharon considers spending time with her family and close friends to be most important to her. "Meet Mr Pickles" is Sharon's first children's book, with her main goal being to promote inclusivity, diversity and acceptance in communities as well as a global scale.