Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Parents Are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts About Me

picture book
by Bill Cochran
illustrated by Steve Bjorkman
Harper Collins
2009

Divorce changes everything.
Bill Cochran has done a great job of letting kids know that having divorced parents is not bad, it's just different.....and it's just another fact about you, like your favorite food, where you live, how you answer the phone.....all just facts.

Cochran also honestly addresses some of the sadder parts of divorce. Like what it actually feels like to be told about divorce, how divorce can hurt, especially at night, and how it's normal to want your parents to stand together at your games.

Validating and honest, yet upbeat.
Highly recommended for purposes of empathy and understanding as well as bibliotherapy.

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