The New Kid
by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Ellie seems different. Her mum makes her wear a big coat. And she's not allowed to take it off. The local children call her a weirdo. But Ellie knows how to play on that and she's soon the centre of entertainment- on her own terms.
A clever little story about what happens when a new child appears different to other children and then manipulates that difference into something extraordinary, attracting new friends in the process. Great take on 'othering', friendship and inclusion. Very empowering. Age 4-7 Paperback 26pp