Gus Gets Going

32-page picture book for children ages 1-8

In his new wheelchair, Gus can go anywhere! Playground, beach, fishing, camping – he can finally go, go, go!

Happy, lively, curious Gus is unable to walk on his own due to cerebral palsy. When he is very young, his stroller helps him get around, but he always needs someone to push him. When he finally gets big enough to use a wheelchair, a wonderful world of activities and possibilities opens up to him. Gus is empowered to choose what he’d like to do, when he’d like to do it, instead of being dependent on others.

This attractive, uplifting picture book is perfect for developing understanding and empathy among young children for people with limited mobility or other special needs.

Available on all Amazon sites in both print and ebook. Print book, $7.99; Ebook, $2.99 Print book, $10.49; Ebook, $3.49

You can read the ebook on your Kindle, tablet, computer, or cell phone. Double-click on the top left corner of the pages to read the pop-up text.

You can also order a print copy of the book directly from the author, Della Barrett, or from the publisher, Cobalt Books in Kelowna, at

About the author:

Della Barrett lives in the Similkameen Valley, B.C., Canada. Della’s short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies, and a story of hers won second prize in the anthology Canadian Tales of the Heart. Besides writing, drawing, and painting, Della also enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.