A Ride That Never Ends (Paperback)
A Ride That Never Ends follows Tim the Tiger, and his younger sister, who navigates the variety of emotions that comes with having a sibling with a disability. This story was written by Whitney Mainz, in loving memory of her brother, Tim, who was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy as a toddler.
A Ride That Never Ends brings a unique and impactful perspective to life for a sibling of a child with a disability. The story follows the many complicated and challenging feelings that a young Tiger experiences as she shares a childhood with her brother, Tim the Tiger, who is in a wheelchair. The sibling point of view is one that can go unnoticed in a family in which one child has a disability. A Ride That Never Ends was written to give a voice to siblings and help children growing up in similar circumstances know they are not alone. The theme of acceptance and celebrating families of all kinds is highlighted in this heartfelt story.
Recently her mom celebrated her 70th birthday, and Whitney decided to finally write the book for her as a surprise birthday gift. The story follows Tim the Tiger, and his younger sister, who navigates the variety of emotions that comes with having a sibling with a disability. Her wonderful and talented friend, Kate, brought the story to life with her illustrations. After sharing the story with friends and family, this personal childhood project began to turn into something bigger. With their encouragement, Whitney began to ask “What If?”: What if this book could reach others and mean something to children and families? What if this story could help a child who is growing up in a similar way as she did? What if this could help spread messages of kindness and compassion?
It is with that hope that A Ride That Never Ends was born.
Size: 10 inches x 8 inches
Page Count: 28 pages