Published by DoCs, NSW, 2006
Written by Samantha Tidy, Illustrated by Ian Forss.
Billy the polar bear has noticed that his father has been behaving strangely lately - why does he like to eat Bluespike Eels when all the other polar bears eat Silvertail fish like Billy? When Father Bear eats a Bluespike Eel, something terrible happens and the other bears have to come and look after him, whilst Billy stays with his auntie. A poignant story for children affected by parental dual diagnosis (mental illness/substance abuse).
A commissioned book, to assist Australian children aged 5 - 7 with parental dual diagnosis (mental illness/substance abuse), transition towards understanding and acceptance.