My name is Shauna . I am a primary school teacher based in Dublin . Throughout my teaching career I noticed that there wasn’t a lot of books on the market for young boys struggling with emotional issues . I wrote this book for any young boy that feels bad about themselves. I hope when they read about the unlikely friendship that develops between Michael and A- pal it will help them to talk about their feelings to an adult / teacher / guardian and realise that they aren’t alone and everyone can feel bad about themselves sometimes.