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Sometimes Toby and Clemmie return in this touching and amusing sequel to Just Because proving that even a scary hospital can be a place for fun if you have the right attitude and the support of someone you lov

Toby and Clemmie return in this touching and amusing sequel to Just Because, proving that even a scary hospital can be a place for fun if you have the right attitude and the support of someone you love Toby loves his big sister Clemmie She always looks after him and he looks after her no matter what Toby knows his sister is very brave, but when she has to go to the hospiToby and Clemmie return in this touching and amusing sequel to Just Because, proving that even a scary hospital can be a place for fun if you have the right attitude and the support of someone you love Toby loves his big sister Clemmie She always looks after him and he looks after her no matter what Toby knows his sister is very brave, but when she has to go to the hospital again, they both have to help each other face their fears Together, they still find ways to have fun and make the hospital a much better place Their uplifting story will be loved by parents and children alike who find themselves in a similar situation, and will help encourage children to ease their fears and feel better about spending time in intimidating hospitals Toby and Clemmie first appeared in Just Because, in which Toby paints us a picture of his super big sister and all the things they do together just because.

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  1. Rebecca Elliott is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.

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  1. Sometimes by Rebecca Elliott is a story book that displays the relationship between a brother and sister, which is something most children can relate to This book focuses on a SEN child named Clemmie who has to visit the hospital again due to a long term illness As SEN is my specialism and I will hopefully be working with SEN children in the future I thought reviewing this book would be both beneficial for me as a teacher, as well as a child with SEN This book goes through the process of a hospi [...]


  2. Another picture book about a wee boy s experiences with his severely disabled sibling based on Elliott s own children This time, although his sister Clemee is in hospital, her brother still has fun with her.


  3. Sometimes is the follow on story of Just Because and proves the hospitals can also be fun.Toby has a disabled sister called Clemmie who looks after him and he knows that she is very brave Sometimes, when she is poorly she has to go into hospital and Toby goes too This is his turn to look after her and together they turn the hospital into a fun place to be.What I like about this story is that it can be used to ease children s worries about themselves, a sibling or a friend going into hospital It [...]


  4. Subgroup illnesses in the familyGenre Realistic FictionTopics special needs, family, siblings, hospitalsSynopsis This children s book shows the relationship between a brother and sister The sister, Clemmie, is a special needs child and has to go to the hospital again To face their fears together, the siblings create hospital adventures together and get through their visit One adventure they go on is a hospital boat bed going through the rough waters This story, based on the author s special need [...]


  5. I think this is a well done book for kids who have to cope with a disabled sibling or who either they or a sibling have to go to the hospital It s sweet and gentle, which is needed in such cases It got to part of me because, except for the stretching, the illustrations showed that this girl could very much have been like my Locked In Syndrome friend And seeing her personality represented and all, well, it made my heart a crying kind of happy Like the book Out of My Mind did.


  6. Toby loves his big sister Clemmie She always looks after him and he looks after her even when her disability means she has to go to hospital again They still find ways to have fun together and their story will help encourage children facing a similar situation, whether due to their own illness or to visit a relative or friend.


  7. The Rabbits read this book today and loved looking for the ladybird in the pictures We discovered a lot about Clemmie s life in her wheelchair and all the things she can do One of the children in Rabbits has a sister in a wheelchair so we were able to talk about what she can do too.


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