Me and Mister P.

Illustrated by Daniel Rieley

About The Book

Mister P. is the coolest friend a kid could wish for!
Arthur is fed up with his younger brother Liam getting all the attention from their parents just because he's a little bit different from other kids. Arthur just wants a normal family and a normal life, where he can play soccer and hang out with friends -- without Liam always being so embarrassing.
Just when Arthur can't take it anymore, Mister P. -- a polar bear with a suitcase -- shows up. He doesn't talk, and Arthur is scared of him at first. (He is a polar bear, after all!) But he isn't dangerous. In fact, Mister P. is lots of fun, and even gets along with Liam. He comes with Arthur to school and soccer, and makes life an adventure!
Still, Mister P. can't stay forever. But before he goes, he helps as only a polar bear can... leading Arthur to see his brother in a whole new way.

About The Author

Maria Farrer trained as a speech therapist and teacher and has worked in hospitals and schools. She later completed an MA in Writing for Young People. She has had several books published for young readers. She lives in Somerset, United Kingdom.

About The Illustrator

Daniel Rieley is a British freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Raves and Reviews

"Warm and silly . . . reminiscent of Michael Bond's "Paddington Bear" books . . . a charming story." --School Library Journal
"[N]umerous half- and full-page illustrations are a hilarious accompaniment to a tale that for the most part doesn't take itself too seriously. . . . Useful as bibliotherapy for siblings and classmates of children with autism, this effort also crosses over to readers who enjoy fantastical animal tales." --Kirkus Reviews

"Warm and silly . . . reminiscent of Michael Bond's "Paddington Bear" books . . . a charming story." --School Library Journal
"[N]umerous half- and full-page illustrations are a hilarious accompaniment to a tale that for the most part doesn't take itself too seriously. . . . Useful as bibliotherapy for siblings and classmates of children with autism, this effort also crosses over to readers who enjoy fantastical animal tales." --Kirkus Reviews

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