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.
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. 👍
My son has been able to take this book into his pre-school class and share what has happened to him. He found this really reassuring.
Brilliant book !! Rhys (6) loves it , wants to take it to school so his friends understand more, we also learned from this book, as we didn't know he can't understand something's that are said 🥺, absolutely recommend these books ,will be buying the CHD one too
Great book to explain to my 3 year old about his shunt and to see he is not alone.
Thank you 😊 considering the difficult times at the moment, delivery was done without any problems
Hydrocephalus Children's Book
Having a daughter with Hydrocephalus, it is not always easy to explain to children or even her. This book made it so easy and fun!
This is a great book and will be handy when our daughter starts school
The book is amazing and my Great=grandson Oscar loved it.
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I bought the book in order for my son to better understand what hydrocephalus is. He does not have it but I myself do. It’s been something important to me to show him that it affects a diverse group of people and in different ways.
I’m working on a picture book myself and this served as great inspiration. Also, the art style and narration is great. I wish I had this when I was a kid
We run Harry's Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry's HAT) a registered charity aimed at improving the outcome for children with the condition, like our own son Harry. We recommend this book to all the families that contact us who have children with the condition. It is ideal for the child as well as for siblings and friends. Our own little Hydro-warrior loves it and claps every time we read it to him.
Incredible book for my son and his sisters to learn about his condition. Thank you so much x
This is book is such a lovely book, it’s so nice to have a book about my sons condition, to be able to help his siblings understand more as to why he has have stays in hospital. Lovely book can’t recommend enough. Beautifully written and illustrated.
My kids and I really enjoyed this, we had two kids with this condition in my daughter's swimming class and it was a great way to explain it. We love this series! My kids like spotting the different characters popping up in each others books.
This book was such a big hit in our house at Christmas, it’s such a beautiful book and will definitely be coming out throughout the year not just at Christmas.
I brought this book for my niece (2) and nephew (4) to help my nephew understand diabetes and why his sister has to have injections all the time, this book has helped his understanding so much.
Finally a book about 22q. When I read this to my daughter she always says “look mummy that little boys like me “ it really does help her understand 22q more in a fun way with the pictures Fantastic book.
This is my daughters favourite book, it’s worded so well and the pictures are fantastic. It’s been taken into school several times for her to share with her friends.
Fantastic book with great pictures. Both my children enjoy all of the abilities in me books there a must have.
Just received our new addition to a amazing series of disability awareness books. This condition I hardly knew anything about, so myself and my little one both learnt something.
Its was once again beautifully written, with great colourful pictures...me and my little boy love reading these books over and over again and cant wait for the next one ❤
A beautiful Christmas story, will br coming out every Christmas in our house ❤
A beautiful, well written and colourful book that can give many a understanding about a condition that many know very little about..also help my little boy understand his 22q diagnosis a little better
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.