A First Look at Family Break-Up
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A First Look at...Series - All books in this series
This unusual picture book for younger children explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counselor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up. A special feature, "What About You?" sidebars appear frequently with questions directed at the child reading the book. The questions encourage children to explore their own feeling about the situation. Full color illustrations throughout. (Ages: 4-8)
From the Reviews:
"This [is an] attractive book...While encouraging children to talk about their feelings and reassuring them that their parents will continue to love them, the text does not minimize the changes, difficulties, and pain that come with the territory...Informative and reassuring, this book will be a good starting place for many families discussing divorce."
Booklist, May 1999
Paperback / 32 Pages / 10 9/16 x 8 9/32 / 1999