Mate and Me

Mate and Me

Mate and Me is my first children’s picture book, published by Windy Hollow Books, and illustrated by Belinda Elliott.

You can buy it online here (with free shipping!)


The story begins when Matata (Mate) and his family move into the apartment upstairs. The narrator is excited and curious about his potential new friend. But Mate has experienced trauma and is learning to adapt to a new home, so making friends isn’t easy. This children’s picture book gently explores the importance of social connections in healing from trauma and adapting to a new home.

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Book trailer

I made this book trailer myself (and I think you can tell). Enjoy 🙂