Thursday, February 11, 2010


A HUGE plug for a friend and her son!

A friend of mine whom I work with has an eighteen year old son with CP.

Meet Sean Rooney...

He has recently become a published author! His first book, entitled Paddy's First Day at Hilltop School, is about a young, second grade muskrat named Paddy who happens to have CP.

A Student in a Wheelchair Faces Challenges Head-On in this Entertaining and Engaging New Illustrated Children's Story

Join Paddy, a young muskrat with cerebral palsy who drives a bright yellow wheelchair with green racing stripes, in Sean Rooney's Paddy's First Day at Hilltop School. Paddy's family is moving to a new town and that means starting at a new school. He'll be meeting other students, like Austin, a tall, skinny rabbit, and Luke, a skunk who rides his bus and is a bully, all as he gets used to being a part of Mrs. Huggins' second grade class.

This captivating story, filled with colorful characters and delightful illustrations, is sure to become a much-loved favorite as it imparts important life lessons.

This would be a wonderful addition to any home library!

You can look here to read more about Sean and his book: Paddy's First Day

But you may want to actually purchase through Amazon. If your cart totals $25 or more, you will have free shipping through Amazon. Paddy's First Day

Please help support this wonderful young man! He'd love to publish more of Paddy's stories! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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