Forever a small fish in a big pond

Mummy, There's A New Girl

At the age of 16, when in the midst of my childcare diploma, I found myself on placement amongst curious children- who's questions I couldn't answer. In all the settings I worked in; I had no resources to help me explain why I was small, nothing that could make it make sense in their young minds. There was no one that looked like me in any books, media or art- the book I needed as a child, and as a child practitioner didn't exist. 


5 years later, my power point presentation is now a fully illustrated, published, children's book; 

'Mummy, there's a new girl'- is a book that highlights diversity and that it's ok to be different. 
When a new girl joins the class, many of the children pick on her for her looks, but one brave little boy looks past her differences and learns that really- size is no big deal!

Illustrated by the fantastic David Smith. 
My book is available to purchase online via Amazon, WHSmith and Waterstones. 
(Signed copies available via request: 


1 comment

  1. Hi Danielle, I heard about your book, I connected with your experience from a different angle, so I bought a copy. It arrived today and I’ve just read it. I really love the simple message you put across so well. I hope it filters into the young consciousness.
    I’m not your height, so I can’t claim I know what it’s like to be you, but I do stand out and I am ostracised for this in a different way.
    Thank you for showing that people are just people whatever shape or size they are; anyone can be a friend. Best wishes, Coraline xxx


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