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The fifth Wendy on Wheels book is in creation! Continuing the adventures of everyone's favorite girl on wheels.
The fifth Wendy on Wheels book is in creation! Continuing the adventures of everyone's favorite girl on wheels.
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Let's keep Wendy on Wheels rolling! I'd love your help continuing Wendy's adventures. Self-publishing is a very costly process. You can be part of bringing Wendy's fifth story to life, Wendy on Wheels Moves On.

Wendy on Wheels is the first ever children's book series to feature a main character who uses a wheelchair. However, her disability is not the story. Wendy lives her life without feeling limited by her physical circumstance. Her stories teach universal lessons about volunteering, character, bullying and inclusion. Discussion questions in the back of the books make for excellent teaching materials.

Wendy will be a little older than when we last saw her. She is in high school now. The theme for Wendy on Wheels Moves On is perseverance. Sometimes, in life, we experience setbacks that prevent us from doing things we truly want to do. We can always do things we want to do, we just need to be open to other avenues. 

The idea and concept behind Wendy on Wheels came to me in a dream, back in early 2010. I had had many conversations with my sister, Mandy about her life. Sometimes, when I would talk to her, a feeling of hopelessness emerges. "I can’t do anything." "I can’t get a job." "Nobody will hire me." "People look at me like, 'What can you do?'" "This is the way I am." "This is the way people with disabilities are." Imagine going through life feeling like that. People look at you and immediately think, “What’s wrong with her?” Or “Poor girl. She can’t do anything.” How would you feel? What would it be like to grow up with this feeling? My sister is one of my best friends in the world. It bothered me to see her so upset. Hmmmmm, I thought, What can I do? A week or two later, I awoke from a dream where I saw a little girl dressed as a superhero speed past me in her wheelchair. I thought about her when I woke up. A few days later, the pieces started coming together. What if the world saw this girl from my dream? What if there was a lovable character who has adventures and also happens to use a wheelchair? This girl has fun! This girl enjoys life! Someone has to bring this girl to life…that someone was me! Writing a book wasn’t a lifelong dream of mine but something that had to be done. It was the right thing to do. The series progressed quickly with four books in less than two years. To be honest, I had run out of ideas so I took some time off to focus on my family. I’m truly grateful for all of Wendy’s fans. Thank you for loving Wendy. I hope you are as excited as I am to see her again! Please support and share so we can make this happen!

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Thanks for backing, everything helps, we really do appreciate your support!!

A really cool Wendy On Wheels sticker!!
Estimated delivery:
Jan 2017

One coloring sheet straight from one of the Wendy on Wheels books!! Printable and deliverable immediately!

Three printable coloring sheets from the Wendy on Wheels series! Deliverable immediately!

Early Bird offer for Wendy on Wheels Moves On!! The latest book in the series! Signed by author Angela Ruzicka and illustrator Elizabeth Gearhart as well the inspiration behind Wendy on Wheels, Amanda Ruzicka! Only a limited number available so act quickly!
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

New Wendy on Wheels book, Wendy on Wheels Moves On! Will ship after the early bird offer goes out!
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

New Wendy on Wheels book, Wendy on Wheels Moves On! Signed by author Angela Ruzicka and illustrator Elizabeth Gearhart, as well the inspiration behind Wendy on Wheels,
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

This reward includes everything listed so far! Again, that's one sticker, three printable coloring sheets, and a signed copy of the new book!
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

SPECIAL! This reward allows your child to be drawn in as a high school student in the school that Wendy attends. Also includes a signed copy of the new book.
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

SPECIAL!! This reward includes the amazing opportunity to have your child's likeness drawn into the new Wendy On Wheels book as a background character in the choir. The choir is an integral part of this new story and will be on several pages on the book. This reward also includes a signed copy of the new book!
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

EXTRA SPECIAL! ONE AVAILABLE! This reward is for one of the main characters in Wendy on Wheels Moves On!! His or her name would be in the book, as well as being on at least two pages! This child introduces the choir, using a tablet as a communication device.
Estimated delivery: Jan 2017

School or group visit!! Angela and Amanda will come to your organization to talk about the books as well as some of the lessons in them, as well as living life with a disability. St. Louis area only unless transportation is provided.
Estimated delivery: Sep 2015

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The timeline is our biggest challenge, as the illustrator has other projects she is working on. We are working our hardest on this book. We are very excited to bring this project to life!

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