This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with boundless energy and determination.
Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not. Taylor works hard to strengthen his weak legs in therapy and at home. But when he learns to use a wheelchair, he finds that he is able to get around school more quickly than he could with his walker. He is even able to play basketball with Tyler!
Accompanied by Simmonds’ bright multimedia paintings, Heelan’s reveals the experiences of a child who lives with physical limitations and shows how wheelchairs allow people to be more independent.
“The facts are here, the frustration, the courage, the hope.” ―Booklist
“Rolling Along helps fill a need experienced in many libraries as it presents a well-rounded and objective view of a child with a physical handicap…. simple, but well told.” ―Christian Library Journal
“I found the words to be sensitive and interesting and found it to be a valuable read for children without a disability to get a better understanding of what it means on a daily basis for kids that do. I highly recommend!” ―Momma’s Bacon
AR Level: 4.1
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre RF
Themes: Cerebral Palsy, Disabilities, Siblings, Wheelchairs
BISAC 1: JNF019060 Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Parents
BISAC 2: JNF024070 Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Physical Impairments
BISAC 3: JNF009000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Boys & Men