Growing up is hard to do. Especially when you want to stay little for as long as possible . . .
'A total page-turner...very moving and touching.' JACQUELINE WILSON
A brilliantly funny and wonderfully warm-hearted story about love, family, and what it means to be different.
Sydney thinks her mum Amy is the best mum in the world - even if she is a bit different. When everyone else kept growing, Amy got to four feet tall and then stopped right there. The perfect height, in Sydney's opinion: big enough to reach the ice cream at the supermarket, small enough to be special. Sydney's dad died when she was only five, but her memories of him, her mum's love and the company of her brave big sister Jade means she never feels alone . . .
But when the family are forced to move house, things get tricky. Sydney and Jade must make new friends, deal with the bullies at their new school and generally figure out the business of growing up in a strange new town.
And Sydney doesn't want to grow up - not if it means getting bigger than her mum...
Amber Lee Dodd was born and grew up on the island city of Portsmouth, where she rode the waltzers, swam in the winter sea and lost her wellies in the marshes.
Now she spends most of her time poking around second hand and charity shops for fabulous old hats, that's when she's not writing plays and stories.
Her plays have been performed at Chichester Festival Theatre, the New Theatre Royal and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her stories have been published around the world and broadcast on BBC radio 4.