This picture book about a child with a broken leg explores the role of courage and patience in the healing process—both inside and out.
OUT ON A LIMB
by Jordan Morris
illustrated by Charlie Mylie
Abrams, February 2022
Lulu’s leg is broken, but she’s OK. Bonnie Bear has a matching yellow cast. Her sympathy trove has new books, sweet cards, and pretty daisies. She finds new ways to do ordinary things—like taking a bath or wearing her favorite pants. As time wears on, the newness of the cast wears off and the weariness sets in. Lulu grows bored and grumpy by day. Her cast becomes itchy and twitchy at night. Eventually, it’s time to get the cast off, but Lulu’s not ready. What if her leg can’t do all of the things it used to do? What if it breaks again? A visit from Grandpa, a well-timed letter, and the power of healing help get Lulu back on her feet.
Jordan Morris is a graphic designer with experience in exhibit, visitor experience, and writing projects. This is her debut picture book.
Charlie Mylie is the author-illustrator of books for children, including Something for You and Anything With You. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.