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Foster Parents

Foster Parents

by Rebecca Rissman

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This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include foster parents.


This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include foster parents.

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Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Beginning with a simple introduction of what makes-up a family, this title in the Acorn early readers "Families" series goes on to describe children in foster care. In a straight forward manner it states "Foster care makes sure children are cared for. Foster care puts children with new families." Children of all ethnicities are shown in a variety of settings including single family houses, group homes, and tutor/mentor situations. The explanations are simple but state the facts without judgment: "Foster parents care for children whose parents could not care for them." We do learn that foster care can be for a long time but it can be for a short time with the children going back to their parents. In other cases, the children leave foster parents to live with new families. This book sheds a loving light on foster care as reflected in the faces of all, both adults and children; but it is only an introduction for the very young to the idea of foster care, a system that can be quite complicated and distressful (or disastrous) for all involved. As with the other titles in the series, there is a table of contents, a brief "picture glossary," a brief index, and notes to parents and teachers with ideas for before and after reading strategies to make the book more meaningful. Fine for preschool read aloud or older, challenged readers. Rated level H with 145 words, this series also includes: Aunts and Uncles, Parents, Cousins, Brothers and Sisters, Grandparents, and Role Models. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

Product Details

Publication date:
Families Series
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.38(d)
360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Rebecca Rissman is an award-winning children’s author and editor. Her writing has been praised by School Library Journal, Booklist, Creative Child Magazine, and Learning Magazine. She has written more than 200 books about history, culture, science, and art. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking.

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