What Happened to You?

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$18.99  $17.66
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
10.33 X 10.26 X 0.39 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
James Catchpole runs The Catchpole Agency with his wife Lucy and is the author of What Happened to You? James lives in the United Kingdom with Lucy and their two young daughters and invites you to visit their family online at thecatchpoles.net and on Instagram @thecatchpoles.

Karen George received a first class honors degree in Fine Art as well as an MA from The Royal College of Art. She has also won Waterstone's "Picture This" competition to illustrate Freddie and the Fairy and now joyfully spends her time drawing, painting, and writing. Karen lives in Bristol with her family and Dr. Calamari the cat. Find her online at karengeorge.net and on Instagram @karengeorge_books.

A Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book
A Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2024 Nevada Young Readers' Award Nominee

"As a person with a limb difference, 'What happened to you?' is a question I get asked just about every day. With playful illustrations, silly scenarios, and important life lessons, this book teaches us all what's actually important when we make a new friend: seeing them for who they are on the inside. Every child should have this book on their shelf."--Josh Sundquist, author of We Should Hang Out Sometime
"Basing the story on his own experiences, the author addresses both sides of the query with humor and empathy.... While humorous gouache and colored-pencil illustrations of imagined scenarios keep the tone light, the message comes through clearly."--Booklist
"Inspired by author Catchpole's own experience growing up with a disability, the book deftly tackles a serious subject with levity, heart, and understanding. The lighthearted story teaches children (and adults) how to be around people with disabilities and to look past outward appearances to what really matters."--Christian Science Monitor
* "Too few picture books recognize and validate the full, happy lives of children who have disabilities; this one does both with sensitivity, good will, and humor."--The Horn Book, starred review
* "Delightful, necessary, and long overdue."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review