The astonishing tale of a little girl who was different, her cat and how they brought a family together.
'Different is brilliant . . .'
Iris Grace is different. From the moment she was born she found the world a strange and terrifying place: she neither smiled nor spoke. The doctors couldn't help, telling her parents she might never be able to communicate - she'd never call them mummy or daddy.
But then Iris met Thula.
This special kitten and Iris became instant best friends. They did everything together - painting, playing, bathing, snuggling, sleeping, exploring. And then a miracle happened: Iris said her first words.
The story of the amazing bond between Iris and Thula is a heartwarming tale of finding hope and happiness in the most unexpected places.
Because different really is brilliant.
'Moving, honest and full of hope. Wonderful' Daily Mail, Books of the Year
'An astonishing talent' Daily Express
'A miracle' Best
'Astonishing, remarkable' ITV News
'Iris's astonishing tale of talent and relationship with Thula is lovingly told' Daily Mail
Arabella Carter-Johnson is Iris Grace's mother and a professional photographer. In 2008, she and her husband Peter-Jon settled in the rolling hills of Leicestershire where Arabella grew up. Arabella and Peter-Jon's daughter, Iris Grace, was born in 2009 and their lives changed forever. Arabella has documented their journey through diary entries and photographs and now tells Iris's story in her first book.