Charlie and the Cardboard Box by Michael DeBellis Jr.
A young boy named Charlie is in a wheel-chair but asks the reader not to feel sad or bad for him because he is quite "Handi-Capable". The story progresses with Charlie getting a large refrigerator box and letting his imagination run wild! From a race car driver to kid astronaut and from a submarine to a deep dark cave, Charlie and his imagination have a blast with just a cardboard box. As Charlie says, "Remember...you are only limited by your own imagination...Dream on...be free and believe... let YOUR imagination run wild!!"
An excellent choice for children with disabilities and for anyone needing a reminder that the mind and your imagination can be powerful things, just learn to run wild!
The author, Michael DeBellis Jr., feels EVERY child has dreams and he hopes that Charlie and the Cardboad Box will be but the first of many books that can inspire and empower these kids with feelings of importance, acceptance, and creativity- bringing them to a place where they can say: "I am Handi-Capable."