Local teacher Philippa Cleall is donating the proceeds of her third picture book in the popular Pepperpot series to the Riding for the Disabled Association Centre
The series is about a quirky cat who, in this story, is saved by an unexpected source of friendship when she encounters danger in the neighbourhood.
“Children are often wary of those who have disabilities or who look different. Pepperpot & Spice challenges this idea and encourages children to look past the surface to enjoy friendship with others through shared interests. The new character in this story, Spice, may be on wheels but he is brave and innovative and saves Pepperpot from harm,” Philippa says.
Her awareness of the important relationship that animals can have for persons with a physical or intellectual disability has prompted the donation.
Written for pre-school to lower primary age readers, the book will be launched locally as part of the Family Classic Ride Day activities on 16 September at Black Beach.
The book is being distributed nationally by Novella Publications