The Fix-It Man
Published: March 2017
Author: Dimity Powell
Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
Publisher: EK Books $24.99
Format: Hardcover 32pp
Ideal for: 4 – 8 yrs and lovers of picture books
It’s handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. A young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things. He even knows how to make her ailing mother feel better. However, after her mother passes away, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as damaged toys. Together she and her father find a way to glue back the pieces of their lives.
This picture book is a poignant look at the way a young girl copes with the loss of her mother. Replacing and repairing damaged emotions is not always as straighforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy. By sticking together with her dad, she is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harsher lessons – life.