Hands up for Andie ISBN: 9780953420704
Palmer, Brenda and Whitson, Andrew
Published by Hemi-Help Northern Ireland, 1998
Andie has hemiplegia but hates having to use her leg splint and do her physio. Kids at school can be very unpleasant, and when her teacher announces the class must bring items for the school fete bring and buy, Andie decides to donate her splint..... How Andie's self-esteem gets a lift when her favourite pop star turns up at the fete makes the climax of this colourful picture book. Andie's problems are realistically portrayed, as are her family's. But they are also supportive and loving, and Andie comes over as an ordinary eight-year-old.
Age: 5+