Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah's Ark Jigsaw BookShe has been nominated for the Kateway Greenaway Medal for her book Zoo Girl

Just Because (978-0-7459-6267-2)

Cloth (Available in paper August 2012)
8.5 x 10
32 Pages
Four-color Interior
Ages 5-7
$14.95 / $16.99 CAN
Lion Children's
Available

Amusing and often touching, this story encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship to which all children can relate

A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so much—just because, in this heartwarming picture book about being perfectly loved, no matter what. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs—and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this book for its sincere and convincing treatment of children with special needs, while parents will use this book to encourage sibling friendship and to read with children who are beginning to ask why a particular child they know is "different."

 

Sometimes (978-0-7459-6297-9)

Cloth
8.5 x 10
32 Pages
Four-color Interior
Ages 5-7
$14.95 / $16.99 CAN
Lion Children's
February 2012

Toby and Clemmie return in this touching and amusing sequel to Just Because, proving that even a scary hospital can be a place for fun if you have the right attitude and the support of someone you love

Toby loves his big sister Clemmie. She always looks after him and he looks after her—no matter what. Toby knows his sister is very brave, but when she has to go to the hospital again, they both have to help each other face their fears. Together, they still find ways to have fun and make the hospital a much better place. Their uplifting story will be loved by parents and children alike who find themselves in a similar situation, and will help encourage children to ease their fears and feel better about spending time in intimidating hospitals. Toby and Clemmie first appeared in Just Because, in which Toby paints us a picture of his super big sister and all the things they do together—just because.

 

Zoo Girl (978-0-7459-6323-5)

 

Cloth
8.5 x 10
32 Pages
Four-color Interior
Ages 5-7
$14.95 / $16.99 CAN
Lion Children's
February 2012

A strikingly illustrated story with a heartwarming message about family, love, belonging, and home at its heart

Zoo girl has no family. In the children's home, she feels lost and alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But the animals love her—and when she's discovered snuggled in a cage with the tigers by the zoo keepers and brought back to the orphanage, she doesn't want to go. Thankfully, the keepers know when they first see her that they have found a daughter at last, and return shortly with adoption papers to take her home with them. Zoo girl has found her family at last! Written with just one or two words a page, this simple tale about finding one's place in life is sure to resonate with children everywhere.