Purpose and Paws

Purpose and Paws is suitable for a general audience and is especially relevant for children and young people who might face difficulties speaking out about bullying at school. The story was co-created by a young woman participating with the project and the author, Amy Lee Tempest, at a story-making workshop event and is inspired by her experiences. Purpose and Paws was Illustrated by James Seymour and narrated by Jenna Abbott.

Lilly Rose might be small but what she lacks in size she makes up for in words. Sometimes her words get stuck in her throat and Lilly Rose feels very small indeed. When mum and dad discover the reason for Lilly Rose’s silence, they enlist the help of a special new friend who listens without the need for words…