James Sellik, an award-winning children's author and storyteller, paid a visit to our patients on Safari ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. James' books help children understand the importance of looking after our environment and how to deal with their emotions, whilst keeping them entertained at the same time.
Carol Sullivan-Wallace, Health Play Specialist on Safari and Tiger Ward, said: “We were thrilled to have James visit our playroom and read to our patients. We were very lucky because he read us his famous book 'There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom,' about a baby orangutan who has lost her home in the rainforest because of humans burning it down for palm oil crops. The orangutan then visits a small girl in her bedroom and throws away her chocolate and howls at her shampoo. He then read 'Saving Piku' a book about how children can deal with fear and how to stay safe.
“James also gave out signed copies of his books. One of our patients' mothers said she didn't realise staying in the hospital could be so fun. We plan to arrange more visits from James soon."
To find out more about James' brilliant books, you can follow him on Instagram @jamessellickauthor.
James Sellik with patient Luee D'Ercole aged 8 years