Item description for With My Mom, With My Dad: A Book About Divorce (Helping Kids Heal) by Maribeth Boelts & Cheri Bladholm...
Overview A wonderful story to meet the needs of children who are experiencing the stress of having parents divorce. Parental helps for getting children through this difficult time are included in the back of the book. This is the first of a series of issue-oriented books to meet the needs of children in trauma.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Helping Kids Heal
ISBN 0310706440 ISBN13 9780310706441 UPC 025986706449
Availability 0 units.
More About Maribeth Boelts & Cheri Bladholm
Maribeth Boelts is a former preschool teacher who has written numerous books for children. She lives in Iowa with her husband and three children. Noah Z. Jones is the illustrator of NOT NORMAN: A GOLDFISH STORY, THE MONSTER IN THE BACKPACK, and WELCOME TO THE BED AND BISCUIT. He lives in Maine.
Maribeth Boelts currently resides in Cedar Falls, in the state of Iowa. Maribeth Boelts was born in 1964.
Maribeth Boelts has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about With My Mom, With My Dad: A Book About Divorce?
A good book about a difficult subject May 24, 2009
When Justin's parents can't resolve their differences, they get a divorce, leaving him torn between spending time with his mom and spending time with his dad. With My Mom, With My Dad: A Book About Divorce, by Maribeth Boelts, is part of the Zonderkids Helping Kids Heal series of books. This one tackles the issue of divorce head-on from the perspective of a young boy caught in the middle between the two parents. He loves both of them, and they both love him, but he must deal everyday with the pain of not being with both of them at the same time.
Every night before bed, no matter where he is, one of his parents tucks him in and tells him, "God loves you, Justin, and so do I." He realizes that God's love stays the same, no matter what happens in his life.
There is a section at the end of the book called, "When a Child Is Facing His Parents' Divorce," that gives some guidelines for parents on how to handle this situation.
The illustrations by Cheri Bladholm, are extremely life-life, almost like photographs.
What I Like: Although it's not easy to discuss the subject of divorce with children, especially when the parents are Christians, sometimes it is necessary. This book handles the subject in both a realistic and sensitive manner.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: The publisher suggests 4-8 as the age group for this book. Even though some youngsters in this age group have to deal with their parents divorcing, I think they're a bit young for the way this book is written. I think a more appropriate age group would be 6-12.
Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review