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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*I was given a copy of TJ and his Wheelable Chair in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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  1. Sobia
    30th March 2017 / 11:31 pm

    I would give it to my son x

  2. Tammy Neal
    30th March 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I would give this my niece xx

  3. Juliet Wilson
    30th March 2017 / 9:18 pm

    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.

  4. Steven Beasley
    30th March 2017 / 4:38 pm

    my niece ellie

  5. Rachael O'Brien
    30th March 2017 / 1:54 pm

    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

  6. Zoe Mackie
    30th March 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Amazing for my daughter

  7. Stevie
    30th March 2017 / 10:10 am

    I would give the book to my 4 year old niece.

  8. Pauline Burroughs
    30th March 2017 / 9:17 am

    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.

  9. Lia Burns
    29th March 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I would keep it to read to my children, they always ask about people with disabilities so it would be great x

  10. Rebecca Powell
    29th March 2017 / 7:31 pm

    My son would love to read this

  11. paul jackson
    28th March 2017 / 10:03 pm

    my granddaughter

  12. Lara Latchem
    28th March 2017 / 7:10 pm

    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, ,

  13. Lara Latchem
    28th March 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Would love this for my boy Henry who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

  14. carol boffey
    28th March 2017 / 5:15 pm

    my cousins daughter

  15. Margaret Abram
    28th March 2017 / 3:18 pm

    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.

  16. Allan Fullarton
    28th March 2017 / 11:46 am

    My friend’s little boy

  17. Katie
    27th March 2017 / 8:06 pm

    My little sister

  18. Gemma Cook
    27th March 2017 / 4:57 pm

    I would love to win this for our daughter.

  19. sheri Darby
    26th March 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I would give it to my little nephew

  20. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    26th March 2017 / 9:05 pm

    My nephew – I think he’d really enjoy it.

    24th March 2017 / 10:51 pm

    To grandson, it’s good to show that everyone is equal, grandson thinks I’m crazy, lol

  22. Kim M
    22nd March 2017 / 10:47 pm

    My friend’s little boy

  23. EJ Dunn
    20th March 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I would give it to my little one when they are old enough

  24. Susan B
    16th March 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I would read it to all the children in the family.

  25. Susan B
    16th March 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I would read it to all the children in our family and discuss it with them afterwards.

  26. Paul Halling
    12th March 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Our niece????

  27. Samantha O'D
    12th March 2017 / 1:18 pm

    My daughter would like this

  28. Harline Parkin
    11th March 2017 / 3:44 pm

    My grandson William

  29. Katherine Lucas
    11th March 2017 / 2:02 am

    My stepdaughter who has MS and will be in a wheel chair in the next 2-3 years

  30. Claire Sutherland
    9th March 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter Hana xx

  31. Spencer Broadley
    9th March 2017 / 9:04 am

    My nephew – he goes to school and a friend of his is in a wheelchair in his chair

    • Spencer Broadley
      9th March 2017 / 9:05 am

      mistyped “wheelchair in his class” is what I meant

  32. Tracy Newton
    5th March 2017 / 12:30 pm

    I would give this book to my son

  33. Keith Hunt
    5th March 2017 / 12:36 am

    Looks nice for the wife to take to work as she is a nurse.

  34. 4th March 2017 / 10:11 pm

    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.

    • Rachel
      6th March 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Good Luck! xx

  35. Rachel
    2nd March 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I’d use it in my classroom! So technically I’d be giving it to a whole school of children!

  36. Rachel Craig
    2nd March 2017 / 7:52 pm

    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.

  37. Sam Rhodes
    2nd March 2017 / 7:46 pm

    My son, he would love this x

  38. Michaela Hannah
    2nd March 2017 / 10:09 am

    My son – i would love him to understand everyone is different

    1st March 2017 / 7:59 pm


  40. Sarah Ann
    1st March 2017 / 7:15 pm

    My nephew would love it!

  41. sb
    1st March 2017 / 7:02 pm


  42. kim plant
    1st March 2017 / 10:38 am

    my children very educational x

  43. kim plant
    1st March 2017 / 10:37 am

    my children x

  44. 28th February 2017 / 10:10 pm

    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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