It was initially written as a school assignment about a bear who was happy until the day he was confined to a wheelchair and excluded by other children.
Family friend Anna Chrysostomou contacted ACT Opposition leader Zed Seselja, who had attended the launch of the first book, for help to publish the new work. On behalf of the Canberra Liberals, he agreed to fund the publishing of 200 copies of the book, with all proceeds going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Brain Tumour Research Fund.
There was a “mini” launch of the book today.
The book costs $15 through Dainere’s parents at email@example.com.
Dainere’s blog is at dainere.blogspot.com.au/