A “warm and silly” story about an autistic younger brother, a frustrated older brother, and the friendly polar bear who helps them both.
Arthur is fed up with his younger brother Liam getting all the attention from their parents just because he’s a little bit different from other kids. Arthur just wants a normal family and a normal life, where he can play soccer and hang out with friends — without Liam always being so embarrassing.
Just when Arthur can’t take it anymore, Mister P. — a polar bear with a suitcase — shows up. He doesn’t talk, and Arthur is scared of him at first. (He is a polar bear, after all!) But he isn’t dangerous. In fact, Mister P. is lots of fun, and even gets along with Liam. He comes with Arthur to school and soccer, and makes life an adventure! Still, Mister P. can’t stay forever. But before he goes, he helps as only a polar bear can… leading Arthur to see his brother in a whole new way. Me and Mister P. has a fantastic message for young readers to learn that uniqueness and differences in individuals is enriching to our lives.
About the Author: Maria Farrer trained as a speech therapist and teacher and has worked in hospitals and schools. She later completed an MA in Writing for Young People. She has had several books for young readers published in the UK. She lives in Somerset, United Kingdom.
About the Illustrator: Daniel Rieley is a freelance illustrator. He is inspired by animals (the wild kind), French cinema, and surfing, among other things. He lives in London, United Kingdom.
About Sky Pony Press: Sky Pony Press, with Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Their list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title they publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, they are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
List Price: $ 16.99