Samuel Langley-Swain is an adoptive dadm author and the founder of Owlet Press, publishing picture books by authors and illustrators who, like Samuel, want to create positive change for children through stories they can relate to, packaging big issues for small readers into picture books they can digest and discuss with friends, families and schools, preparing them for adult life. Adoption is a personal subject close to Samuel's heart.
"In order to heal and thrive, every adopted child needs a coherent 'story' of this journey, starting as soon as possible in an age-appropriate way. The Blanket Bears doesn't minimise the adverse experiences from which children have been removed for their safety, but provides a gentle yet honest account of the adoption journey, upon which further conversations between adopters and their young children can be built." Clinical Psychologist Dr Meryl Forse, a specialist working with adopted children and families. ; "Adopted children need to make sense of the past, to recognise its legacy, and to form their own identity. All of us who want a safe way to help young children come to terms with being adopted will enjoy sharing this book with our 'little bears'." Sue Armstrong Brown, Chief Executive of Adoption UK.