Turning Cartwheels

USD $18.99

When trying to fit in leaves you in a spin

Emma is desperate to join queen bee Carly’s Cartwheel Club. Week after week Emma lines up for a try-out, only to be told that she hasn’t made the cut. When Emma is finally accepted, she finds that Carly’s rules and requirements take all the joy out of cartwheeling, and being part of the gang isn’t as awesome as she expected.

Turning Cartwheels cleverly explores the subtle, underhanded social bullying conducted by so-called ‘frenemies’ that is so often experienced by primary school-aged girls.

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Specifications: 9781925820515 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour

Sunday Telegraph
“An empowering story about finding yourself and encouraging others to do the same.”


Corner on Character
“she decides to create a Club of her own, the Can-Do Club, a place where everybody not only belongs, but also gets a voice and choices of their own. Now doesn’t THAT have your heart doing cartwheels?”


Blue Wolf Reviews
Turning Cartwheels is a wonderful way of showing children alternative ways to solve problems.” Click here for the full review.


Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
“Emma is desperate to join Carly’s Cartwheel Club, who show off their acrobatic tricks in the playground at lunchtime. But when Emma is finally accepted, she finds that being part of the gang isn’t as awesome as she expected.” Click here to read more.


School Days Magazine
“A pleasantly illustrated, hard cover picture book to read with ages 6+.” Click here for the full review.


Buzz Words
“This is an energetic story about choices and not staying in situations that don’t work for you.” Click here for the full review.


Armadillo Magazine
“A story with a warm heart, with illustrations to make you giggle, with challenge, with friends and with an important message. Be yourself.” Click here for the full review.


The Bottom Shelf
“An excellent addition to your collection and lessons about what friendship and bullying is, taking the reader into the realm of how friendships change as children get older.” Click here for the full review.


Dr Tanya McDonnaugh founder of TMC Psychology writing for Motherdom
“A sweet book with colourful and animated illustration about how exhausting it can be trying to fit in and the joy of being and individual.” Click here for the full review.


Educate. Empower.
Turning Cartwheels is an excellent book to read to school aged children to start a discussion on how to be more inclusive of everyone despite their differences in abilities.” Click here for the full review.


Linda’s Book Bag
Turning Cartwheels is an excellent story for exploring the desire to belong and the subtle bulling and exclusion children can feel. I can envisage it being used to discuss how children treat one another in the playground.” Click here for the full review.

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