The Boy Who Loved Everyone

This is my first book as author-only, and I am SO happy to have collaborated on it with Maisie Paradise Shearring as illustrator. It’s out now with Walker Books. It’s based on real life – you can read all about the story behind the story here. There’s also a blogpost at The Picture Book Box including an interview with me and Maisie, and another at Picture Book Party.

“Tenderness and warmth emanate from both Jane Porter’s telling and Maisie Paradise Shearring’s illustrations in this book about the power of kindness”  Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

“Gorgeous, heartwarming book full of representative, individual, empathetic characters. Totally smitten!”  Jasmine Tucker, Education Manager at Pop Up Projects

“This book is just so, so lovely that I actually found myself welling up when reading it …gentle and warm and kind-hearted without being saccharine. Perfect for teaching children about empathy but also nice to share at bedtime.” Hannah Middleton, Peters Books

“A wonderful, hope-filled gem” The Picture Book Box

“A must-have…one of the most powerful picture books I’ve ever seen” Karl Newson, author

“This is a beautifully researched and considered picture book… there is such warmth and empathy in this story, and such joy in Dimitri’s delight in his world. I Love You ‘The Boy Who Loved Everyone’. Bookwagon

“Didactic…but in the sweetest way” Evening Standard

“A rich, uplifting story… highly recommended”  The English Association

“Thoughtful and inspiring… a beautiful book”  Chosen by both James Mayhew and Candy Gourlay for Booktrust’s ‘Best Children’s Books of 2019’

“A touching tale with a theme of emotional honesty and intelligence” Booktrust

“This heart-warming read packs an emotional punch… a perfect end of the day read-aloud”  Just Imagine