Who are The abilities in me?
We are a non profit book series, who writes stories based on real families and the child’s condition. All our profits get put back into the production of making more books.
Donating books to hospital settings and charities and providing equipment and sensory room projects to schools via The abilities project.
All our books are written by Gemma Keir and illustrated by Adam Walker-Parker.
Our little abilities reviews video ❤️🌍📚
My name is Gemma Keir. I wrote my first book, dedicating this to my son, who was diagnosed with 22q Deletion, also known as DiGeorge syndrome.
Since then, I have teamed up with other families and continue to write about children's abilities and their conditions to help create awareness around the world.
Our mission is to help educate pupils in school’s with our book visits and workshops, which will help to bring inclusion into children's capabilities in literature, acceptance, and positivity.
I am an elementary teacher from the US and the moment I saw this book I knew I had to order it. I had a feeding tube myself for a while and know firsthand how frustrating it is to have a tube, especially when others have never even heard of them. I'm adding it to my classroom library so the students can learn more about disabilities and learn to be kind. Thank you for bring awareness and making a kid-friendly book about it!
Just received my book amazing my boy will love it he always thinks his alone I have ordered the epilepsy one now and just waiting on a adhd book It will make it easier for his brother and sister to under stand his conditions
My 8 year old daughter loves this book,we have to read it every night it has encouraged her to ask questions about the condition and helped her understand that she is not the only one to feel the way she does
This book is fantastic, our daughter that was NG fed as a baby has been asking questions,when she sees pictures of herself as a baby and sees her NG tube. She absolutely loves this book (she loves all the abilities in me books) highly recommend this book 📚
I wish this book was around for my daughter when she started to ask questions... She is now 15yrs old and living life to the fullest. I'm so thrilled that this book is here for parents and young children... so very helpful!
What a great book! My son has many complex conditions including CHD do it’s great to be able to read a book to him about it that is child friendly. I would also be very interested in books for schools. Knowledge & understanding really supports inclusion.
I absolutely love this book. Our daughter loves it as well since it talks about her condition. Thank you so much for this!
My twins, 8, both have varying degrees of complex CHD and as they get older, more questions are being asked of us about their conditions. We first had this book when they were in year 2 and they were both proud to share the book in their class with their peers. It's probably the first book that allowed my children to open up to others by using the pictures and explainations. The book is still often picked up at home now when they have a quiet read. For my daughter, coupled with the tube feeding book, it is brilliant. Thankyou!
My daughter, 8, has been tube fed since birth and also has complex heart defects. Lately, she has become sad on a few occasions about being 'different' and feeling like she is the only one who has a tube. This book was great for her, she commented throughout how the character was like her and opened up discussions about why someone might need a tube. She also identified with many of the tubes mentioned and we remembered together using photos how it has changed for her. This is the perfect addition to the heart defect book for her...finally she feels like she isn't so alone. Thank you!
We have just received the tube feeding book, Mali was so excited about it and when I was reading it to her she kept saying about her experience of having the ng tube when she was 4 after her fontan. She even spotted that the little girl from the chd book was on the teacups aswel ❤️❤️. We love all your books and I think it’s amazing how the books allow the children to talk freely about their own experiences. Can’t wait to see the next book in the series. 😀😀
This has been do helpful at explaining my daughter's heart issues to her older brother. My little girl loves looking at the pictures, it's going to be so helpful talking to her when she's bigger.
Thanks for publishing a book about this important topic. My daughter Hazel felt special when she read it; at age 8 she is starting to wonder why nobody else she meets has a tube, so this book made her feel close to others. I love the fact that you Include all types of tubes and especially that you dedicate a page to blended diet!! Written in a simple and understandable way with beautiful, eye catching images! I have recommended it to the primary school, the gastro and paediatric departments at hospital and on Facebook groups . I hope you sell many copies and raise awareness. This series should be available in all children’s libraries !
First time we have come across a book explaining tube feeding and its brilliant! We are looking to purchase more to share with our little ones nursery and local childrens ward. An excellent way to explain to little ones exactly why our little one has her NG tube! Thank you!!
I have three children (10,8 and 6) two of which have congenital Hydrocephalus. We have had many conversations and viewed many pictures together for them to grow understanding and awareness. I ordered this primarily as another source for them to read and they all thoroughly enjoyed reading it together and found the colours and pictures fascinating and fun.
I ordered this for my granddaughter as her youngest daughter has hydrocephalus and I thought it would help to explain her condition to her older sisters. My granddaughter was very pleased with the book. I am waiting to see it myself, but as we are in lockdown it may take some time. 👍
We are supported by many charities in each of our books. We give them worldwide recognition and connect families to the charity, linked to their child’s condition. We also attend events, give donations and offer great discounts on prints for them.