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When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb and Merrilee Liddiard

When Charley goes to the playground and sees Emma, a girl with limb differences who gets around in a wheelchair, he doesn’t know how to react at first. But after he and Emma start talking, he learns that different isn’t bad, sad, or strange—different is just different, and different is great!

This delightful book will help kids think about disability, kindness, and how to behave when they meet someone who is different from them.

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Amy Webb

About the Author

Amy Webb is an artist, writer, mother and creator of the popular blog This Little Miggy Stayed Home. As a special needs mom she advocates for the disability and special needs community through her writings and interviews on her blog. Her work has been featured in The Mighty, A Cup of Jo, Design*Sponge as well as interviews in DesignMom, MotherMag and the print publication Lunch Lady Magazine. Amy Lives her handsome husband and three beautiful daughters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For more information on Amy Webb click here.     Amazon Author’s Page

About the Illustrator

Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts. When not drawing or creating things for her three children, Merrilee loves to travel, wander museums, sew, thrift, read and nap.

For more information on Merrilee Liddiard click here.     Amazon Illustrator’s Page

My Review

5 stars

Charley goes to the playground and sees a girl in a wheelchair with no hands. He doesn’t know what to think at first and asks his mother about the girl being different. But his mother encourages him to go talk to the girl. Charley meets Emma and she tells him why she has no hands and is in the wheelchair. She also talks about how other people hurt her feelings by pointing, staring, and asking rude questions. But she is happy to answer any questions Charley has.

This is a wonderful story to help explain to children about those that are different from them. Different is not a bad thing, just different and everyone is different in their own ways. I love how Emma talks about how other people hurt her feelings by the things they say and do. This is great because we don’t always know to act appropriately, especially children. I love how it is explained for them.

If the story was not wonderful enough, Merrilee Liddiard does an amazing job illustrating the book. I loved all the scenes. They drew me further into the message.

This is a great book for children and those that are around them like teachers and care givers. I love the message and think it was explained in the perfect way. If you have children make sure to get yourself a copy of this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank PR by the Book for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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The Nudge Man by Keith Nixon

A washed up reporter, an escaped convict, a sociopathic gangster. All are hunting The Nudge Man…

“There’s only one of me. I’m not a hitman. I’m unique, one of a kind. I’m The Nudge Man.”

Wheelchair bound, born again, ex-gangster, Eric Hennessey offers down on his luck reporter, Harrison Vaughan, a job. Find The Nudge Man, a mysterious vigilante who’s stolen most of Hennessey’s money, ill-gotten gains which now Hennessey wants to use to do God’s work. Trouble is, Harry has no desire to work for a sociopathic murderer, even if he is an apparently changed man.

Harry is estranged from his family, he hasn’t seen or heard from them in over five years, since a fabricated scandal destroyed his career. Harry believes his wife walked out on him and took the children. However, Hennessey tells Vaughan it was The Nudge Man who set him up for the fall. Find The Nudge Man and Harry has the chance for redemption and maybe even his family back.

However, Hennessey has another objective in mind. Unknown to Harry his family were taken into witness protection and had to cut ties with everyone after Harry’s son saw a murder – carried out by Eric Hennessey. But the witness protection programme was compromised and the Vaughans had to go off the grid, they couldn’t contact anybody. Hennessey has been looking for them ever since and now may have a way in – Harry himself.

Harry’s search begins in prison, visiting violent criminal Pomfrey Lavender – apparently Lavender has information which will help. But Lavender is suffering various medical problems, including a psychological condition whereby he believes he’s already dead. Harry’s mention of The Nudge Man sends Lavender into a rage and he threatens to kill Harry should he pursue his objective. Harry is relieved Lavender is behind bars. Trouble is, two days later Lavender breaks out.

And others are on the trail of The Nudge Man, including the British government and an American secret service agent. Then there’s the lawyer who offers Harry £1m. All Harry has to do is stay away from The Nudge Man…

With more questions than answers and hapless guard dog, Bonzo at his side who’s bark is definitely worse than his bite, Harry begins his search.

Can Harry find The Nudge Man and save his family? Or will Hennessey exact his revenge?

Praise for The Nudge Man

“Packed with the author’s trademark wit, The Nudge Man is a seriously good, mind-bendingly twisty novel, and cements Nixon’s place among the upper echelon of British crime writers.”

M.W. Craven, author of the Washington Poe Novels.

About the Author

Keith Nixon is a British born writer of crime and historical fiction novels. Originally, he trained as a chemist, but Keith is now in a senior sales role for a high-tech business. Keith currently lives with his family in the North West of England.

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I would like to thank Book on the Bright Side for the opportunity to share this book.

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