Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"Fred Stays With Me"

"Fred Stays With Me" by Nancy Coffelt, illustrated by Tricia Tulsa, Little, Brown and Company, 2007

Divorce can turn a child's world upside down, spending one weekend with mom and the next with dad. The little girl in this picture book explains that some things in her life are still the same, like going to the same school and having the same friends, and some things are different. Fred, her dog, is a big source of consistency. He happily adjusts to "whatever." When mom and dad ask "What shall we do with Fred?" the answer is a no brainer!


2112 said...

Cute story with adorable illustrations. A good way to handle a sensitive topic.

curlyq said...

This is a lovely book with warm, charming, personality-filled illustrations. It deals with the topic of divorce in a very positive way and empowers the child.