Book Review: TJ and His Wheelable Chair

You know me and how much I love books, right?

Well when I was offered to review a kids book with a little difference and a story to be told, I couldn’t say no. TJ and his Wheelable Chair by Amanda Kehoe is a wonderful picture book explaining to children that disabilities are not a barrier to living a happy life.

The story is written by Amanda Kehoe, who gave up work to care for her son Tadhg on a full-time basis after he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at 10 months old.

Book Review: TJ and his Wheelable Chair
Book Description 

TJ cannot walk or talk, but he still loves to listen and play with his friends. Join him as he shows that disabilities are no barrier to a happy and fulfilling life…

A story about TJ and how he does things a little differently

My Review

I loved reading through this book with baby girl. At 1 years old she doesn’t understand what’s going on with the story but I’m pretty sure she appreciates the bright colourful illustrations.

This is the type of book that is needed in school libraries, accessible to children to learn about others with disabilities.

TJ tells us his story and shows he is no different to other kids his age. He wants to be treated like everyone else and shows us he can enjoy life just as much. TJ  shares his favourite place and where he loves to go and what he does there.

When you read through the story it has a beautiful rhyme to it. The words are big and bold on the page and easy for young readers to follow.

That's who I am, I'm just like you

I have given TJ and his Wheelable Chair 4 out of 5 stars.

Thanks to Austin Macauley for giving me the chance to read and review this inspiring children’s book.


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46 thoughts on “Book Review: TJ and His Wheelable Chair

  1. I would keep this for my son. I have muscular dystrophy, I have used a wheelchair in the past and will need to use one again. My son’s 4 now and starting to ask me questions ‘Why can’t the Dr make you better?’ and noticing there are some things I can’t do. I would love to read him this to help him understand disabilities more and to pass this onto other children when he goes to school in September.

  2. I would give this book to my 19 month old son as I’m trying to build a nice collection of books for him (just started really) he loves books but doesn’t like you reading to him he gets quite dominating and territorial if he can’t hold them himself haha funny thing he is 🙂 thankyou for chance x

  3. I’d give this to my granddaughter. She’s just coming up to 5 and I think a book like this would help her understand and learn about others with disabilities.

  4. Would love this for my boy Henry who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Be great for him to read of others like him and also share the story with his nursery friends at show and tell, ,

  5. My twin grandchildren as their older brother has just had to start using a wheelchair. He has developed epilepsy at the age of 11 and now won’t leave the house if he has to walk as he is too frightened of fitting whilst he is out. A wheelchair has give the family back their independence so that they can go shopping again.

  6. I would love to win this for my son. I have mobility issues and am a wheelchair user on occasion, particularly if we go out for the day as a family. My son is 3 and very grown up and understanding, but I can see him facing bullying at school for having “the disabled mom” and I want him to feel informed and comfortable enough to confront this.

  7. This would be a family book, as it seems beneficial for all. Inclusion is important, and has been the philosophy within my family for generations. A philosophy I hope continues with future generations.

  8. I have 4 year old twins who both have additional needs, one of them has Cerebral Palsy himself and uses a ‘wheelable chair’ I would love to win this book for my little boys to remind them that their disabilities make them all the more special in the world. I think this book is a wonderful idea to teach children from a young age to be accepting of others no matter what differences there may appear to be on the outside! xx

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