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By: Nora Mansor-Clark

My Dad's New Legs

Pages: 26 Ratings: 5.0
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Arianna is a six-year-old girl whose normal life was one day interrupted by her dad being in an accident and losing one of his legs. Her playful and carefree days with her dad had been replaced with sadness, worries and frustration. The outlook of life was bleak and challenging. However, with strengths, positivity and patience she went back to her old routines with extra special new ‘normality’ in her daily life with her dad.

Nora was born in Malaysia but has been living in Australia with her husband and daughter since 2000. Nora was a high school teacher and university instructor, but currently, she works in the Library and Information Services Team at Brisbane City Council.


Customer Reviews
8 reviews
8 reviews
  • Amirul Iman Yaacob

    Highly recommended! I love this book. It’s a heart warming story.

  • Rizka G

    The author wrote the story with heart! By reading the book you can feel how a six year old Arianna felt throughout the whole process of her dad’s situation. Highly recommended book to educate children about being resilience and patient.

  • Ameerah Hussein

    Love the multiculturalism and inclusivity of this lovely book.

  • Frankie North

    Refreshingly different and enjoyable. I learned a lot about prosthetic leg and its process. Cheers.

  • Amra

    Great book, educated, based on a true story. So touching!
    Beautiful illustrations, very good quality as well a heart warming story.
    Highly recommend.

  • Andree C

    “My Dad’s New Legs” is an inspiring and reassuring story to share with young minds about unexpected change and adapting to a new way of living. After six year old Arianna’s father is in an accident and has his leg amputated below the knee, she experiences fear and uncertainty about his recovery. The vibrant illustrations in this book convey in careful detail the seriousness of his accident, his recovery journey and his triumphant assortment of new legs. I really appreciated that the story explains terms that might be unfamiliar to younger readers. After her initial uncertainty, Arianna grows to love her dad’s new legs. The story reveals that after a serious accident, with time, love and different types of support, a ‘new normality’ can be found again. The book also has a helpful glossary which younger readers may look into further if they wished to learn more. I loved the special messages of positivity and patience and highly recommend this book to everyone.

  • T Bowden

    A lovely tale and a worthwhile addition to any school or holidays me library. Thank you.

  • Mel

    A very touching and beautifully written story - and I love the illustration!

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