Invisible Jerry

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People don’t notice Jerry. If someone bumps into him, they don’t say sorry. If he makes a joke, no one laughs. He never gets picked last for sports teams — but that’s because he never gets picked at all. It’s like he’s invisible. Until Molly comes along. Molly asks Jerry his opinion. She laughs with him. She sees him. This is a picture book with humour and heart for everyone who has ever felt like they’re on the outside looking in.

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SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm | 9.5 x 10 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

Adam Wallace is a New York Times bestselling author, who has also had one of his books be a question on Jeopardy, and has also had one of his books read at the White House! Adam enjoys writing more than anything, but he likes drawing too, and doesn’t mind long walks on the beach at sunset. Adam’s previous books include How to Catch a Leprechaun and How to Catch an Elf (both New York Times bestsellers), How to Catch the Easter Bunny (read at the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll), The Vanilla Slice Kid and SPARK.

Giuseppe Poli loved making drawings, stories and games as a kid. He grew up and went on a long, wandering adventure into computer graphics, games, feature film visual effects and IT, and then realized that he missed making his own stories. And that’s when he stumbled into the world of children’s picture books. Now not-so-young Giuseppe is back doing what he loves best: making drawings and stories, and hopefully delighting people for many more years to come. He is the illustrator of five previous picture books: Hootie the Cutie, Fearless with Dad, Oliver’s Grumbles, The Wheelchair Adventure and Baby Band.

Maria Marshall’s The Picture Book Buzz – Featured book on 10 New “Back to School” Books in 2019
“What a great book to read aloud at the start of every school year and a perfect book for every library.” Click here to read more

Books + Publishing magazine article
Teachers, parents or counsellors looking to reinforce values of self-growth, insightfulness and compassion among primary school students—as well as demonstrate how broad-reaching and powerful acts of recognition and kindness can be—will find this to be a valuable resource.Click here to read.

Miss Jenny’s Classroom review article
“I wish this book had been around about 30 years ago – yes because I was one of those invisible kids. Lots of opportunities for learning for this one. I say a must have when it is released in November 2018.” Click here to read.

NZ Booklovers review article
Invisible Jerry is a simple, yet incredibly deep and thought-provoking, story for younger readers. Aimed at early primary students especially, it has a message that will resonate regardless of your age. Click here to read.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper review
“This book has an enormous ability to change and empower young children. Every child should read it before starting school.” (Five-star review). Click here to read.

Kids’ Book Review review article
“Adam Wallace’s wonderful new book on being invisible will surely strike a chord with lots of readers who have experienced that state, or perhaps their children have.” Click here to read.

The Bottom Shelf Blog review article
“A wonderful story…” Click here to read.

Buzz Words review article
“This is a quiet and gentle story, championing for the shy introverts who, even if not noticed, have a lot to give. It also shows how kindness can spread like a wonderful contagious disease.”Click here to read in full.

Books for Keeps review article
Highly emotionally charged, they (the illustrations) show children being careless of others unintentionally and the hurt this can cause.  It’s a great way for a class to learn that children who appear different have needs too and that they must be sensitive to this possibility.  There well may be joys in doing so.”

Book Trailers 4 Kids and Ya review article
This would make a good resource for teachers to use in class about inclusiveness and encouraging children to play together. No one should be invisible. Click here to read.

Bob’s Books review article
“Brilliant watercolour illustrations that enhance the text and the loneliness that Jerry feels. You can tell what is happening without reading the text. The true test of a good picture book. Excellent for dealing with feelings with juniors.” Click here to read.

Blue Wolf review article
“…will make the perfect book for teachers and parents alike who wish to encourage their quiet, shy children to be patient and eventually the right people will notice them and value them for who they truly are.” 
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What’s Up DownUnder review article
“If you know someone who feels invisible this is the book that can help with its simple answers to a very real problem.” Click here to read.

Mums at the Table television segment
“Perfect for the child who always feels left out… reminds us we can be that friend who makes a difference.” Click here to read.


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