Dinosaurs Divorce

Dinosaurs Divorce

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by Marc Brown, Laurie Krasny Brown, Lawson, Rosanne Bittner
     
 

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Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand:
• Divorce Words and What They Mean
• Why Parents Divorce
• What About You?
• After the Divorce
• Living with One Parent
• Visiting Your Parent
• Having Two Homes
• Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions
• Telling Your Friends

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Overview

Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand:
• Divorce Words and What They Mean
• Why Parents Divorce
• What About You?
• After the Divorce
• Living with One Parent
• Visiting Your Parent
• Having Two Homes
• Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions
• Telling Your Friends
• Meeting Parents' New Friends
• Living with Stepparents
• Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A little bit like a comic book, sort of a reference bookit's hard to classify this latest work from the Browns, but that's all right. Both children and parents will use this as they wish, for it faces head-on the emotional (sadness, anger) and physical (separation from loved ones, what to call your new father's ex-wife's children) problems of divorce. It's comprehensive, reminding kids to take care of themselves and to think of how others are feeling. If children spend time in two households, this book shows them the way to get along with the people and the rules in both. Dinosaur characters distance the readers if a situation in the book too closely mirrors their own. The pictures lighten up serious text, which in turn keeps the picturesand a child's worryfrom seeming silly and insignificant. Divided into sections like ``Why Parents Divorce,'' ``Living with Stepparents'' and ``Celebrating Holidays,'' parents can use this book to help their children understand sudden or impending changes. Divorce, for the picture-book age group or any child, is a difficult subject. Here readers will be reassured that just as the little dinosaurs survive divorce, so will they. (4-8)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Every family who has a child four or older and is facing divorce should have a copy of this book, which was recently released in paperback. The authors discuss every issue of divorce with depth and sensitivity. To lighten the tension, they put their words in the skillful claws of humorous dinosaur characters, providing extra comfort for children and adults. Despite the playful appearance, Dinosaur's Divorce clearly defines limits, guidelines, and expectations of all family members at a time when life feels anything but clear.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Children familiar with the Browns' Dinosaurs Beware (Atlantic, 1983) and Marc Brown's ``Arthur'' books (Atlantic) will delight in this new foray into an area of deep concern for the youngest readers. Sympathetic to the full range of feelings that divorce produces, the authors use evocative cartoon dinosaur characters to convey their message. Chapters address such concerns as why parents divorce, what will happen to ``me,'' where will holidays be celebrated, living in two homes, etc. Expressively illustrated with accompanying succinct text, this upbeat, straightforward treatment of a potentially confusing, traumatic childhood experience is comprehensive. Prediction: this will become a real ``security blanket'' for those young readers in need. Mary Lou Budd, Milford S. Elementary School, Milford, Ohio.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316109963
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/1988
Series:
Dino Life Guides for Families Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
99,413
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.96(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie Krasny Brown is an author, educator, and parent committed to providing answers to the questions children have. She has written many books, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-developer of the children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series, featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Education:
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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