Things That Go Bump in the Day

Jennifer Reid

Tom is great at all of his schoolwork. But why is he wrestling with writing, bumbling with buttons, stumped by shoelaces and, worst of all, can’t catch a ball?


This is a story about a day in the life of Tom, a boy whose senses sometimes don’t make sense. Frustrated by the bruises, embarrassed amongst his friends, Tom has a surprise appointment at the end of the day that makes him feel a whole lot better.


BUMP is written by occupational therapist Jennifer Reed and beautifully illustrated by Dawn Lewis for the 5–12 years age group.


BUMP can be used by parents, carers and teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists and early childhood workers to discuss Co-ordination difficulties in an entertaining and positive way.


More importantly, the book shows that there are things that can be done.