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  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781761040115
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

I'm a Hero Too



The perfect picture book for families with young children to share and make sense of the changes in their lives brought about by Covid 19 and to bring reassurance.

An insightful, topical and practical picture book story about a family coping with the changes brought about by Covid 19, from the much-loved Jamila Rizvi. Inspired by her own child’s experience, Jamila wrote I'm a Hero Too to help children make sense of the changes to their world and to help them feel empowered and reassured about how they can be a hero at their house too! A story for our time right now, but also for all times, as children will always need reassurance about change.

Arty likes going to kinder, visiting Granny and playing with friends at the playground, but since the virus came everything has changed and Arty can’t do any of those things anymore. Arty’s mum is a hero. She’s a scientist, helping to make medicines to fight the virus. Arty has a special plan to be a hero and help fight the virus too!

  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781761040115
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

About the authors

Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is the author of the bestselling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn.Jamila is Editor-at-Large of the Nine Network’s Future Women, host of their podcast Future Women Weekly and weekly columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She is also a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A, and an occasional host on ABC Radio Melbourne.Jamila is the co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Clare, which attracts an audience of thousands each year. She previously worked in politics for the Rudd and Gillard Governments, advising on issues including media, women, childcare and employment. Jamila is an Ambassador for CARE Australia and board member of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. Jamila has been named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. She lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy, son Rafi and many loads of clean but regrettably unfolded washing.

Peter Cheong

We are thrilled to introduce Peter Cheong as the amazing illustrator and artist behind this book. Books have always been a vital part of his life. Growing up on Roald Dahl and having adventures with Calvin and Hobbes, Peter was heavily influenced by the way Quentin Blake and Bill Watterson brought stories to life. After spending several years in the Australian Army, Peter finally decided to pursue his dream of a career in illustration. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife, creating characters and telling their stories. This is his debut picture book.

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