How It All Began
So it all began with the mission to spread the word about acceptance and diversity to children everywhere. Resiliency was a strong focus.
Whether or not you even noticed that the main character of this story, a kitty cat named Lee Lee, only had three legs is not important at all. Author Steven Foreman applied his 20+ years of experience as an elementary principal toward telling the story of this real-life kitty cat. Illustrator Kristen Leigh Brown applied her zest for fun, upbeat art to introduce us to this little real-life character whose story doesn't focus on overcoming a disability: it celebrates diversity through an indifference to the obvious. There is no apology for those things that make us different. There is no "hush." If a child blurts out that Lee Lee has only three legs, stop and discuss it. The fact that it doesn't matter in the character's life or the lives of those around him is the celebration that is the basis for this silly little children's book.