It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce [NOOK Book]


KoKo Bear Can Help Children

* learn what divorce means
* deal with changes in their everyday lives
* talk about their feelings
* recognize that their feelings are natural
* be assured that their parents...
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It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce

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KoKo Bear Can Help Children

* learn what divorce means
* deal with changes in their everyday lives
* talk about their feelings
* recognize that their feelings are natural
* be assured that their parents still love them and will take care of them
* understand that divorce is not their fault

KoKo Bear learns what divorce means, how to deal with changes, how to recognize and talk about her feelings, and that the divorce is not her fault. Each page includes tips for parents.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Designed as a "read together book for parents and children," this book follows KoKo from the time he learns from his mother that his parents are getting a divorce to Koko's attempts at adjusting to the actual separation of his parents into two households. As each page presents a new challenge to Koko, there are boxes at the bottom of the page containing advice to parents on how to handle the situation. With emphasis on talking about and accepting one's feelings, the book could be shared again and again by all parties involved to promote some understanding and acceptance of the situation. The cartoon drawings of Koko and his family will appeal to even the youngest member of the family, and there's a source for ordering a stuffed version of Koko.
School Library Journal
(PreS -Gr. 2) KoKo Bear's parents are getting divorced, and the cub must go through many adjustments and deal with a wide range of emotions: anger, guilt, confusion, and sadness. At every step, MaMa and PaPa are helpful, understanding, and supportive. In fact, Lansky's introduction for parents notes that adults might think they "are unrealistically polite and even-tempered." However, this is a book with a purpose, and as such, plot and character take a backseat to message. Below each block of text are comments and suggestions for adults to deal with issues raised by that section of the story. The illustrations are similarly low-key and pleasant, adding to the overall sense of well being. As bibliotherapy, this book serves a purpose. It might be shelved with the author's Divorce Book for Parents (Book Peddlers, 1991) as well as in the juvenile section. --Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931863643
  • Publisher: Book Peddlers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Lansky, Vicki
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 453,432
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2011

    Great book for little ones!

    I bought this book for close friends. I was the babysitter and heard the little one say to his mom he wished he had a family. He said that he wanted "a family with a mom and a dad in the same house". She told him that he still has a family even though his father was in another state. The four year old replied, "No I don't. That is not a family".
    My fiance and I purchased this book because of the character (teddy bears are everywhere), and the good conversational questions on each page. He had his mom read it twice that night. The four year old slept with his Koko bear every night. When we were in the car a couple of weeks later. I was telling him how excited I was that my mom and dad were coming into town, and he said, "where do they live?" I said, "Arizona". He asked, "Do you miss your mommy and daddy?" I told him, "Very much." He then told me, "me too, but you're still Koko bear, right Miss ###?" That melted my heart, and his mom was brought to tears knowing that he was understanding it now. He is almost 6 and still has Koko bear. He has a little brother who is almost four and has a Koko bear now too! They still read this book every now and then... their choice! I am a teacher now, and am buying this book to have in my classroom. What is great is that any teddy bear can represent Koko bear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2008

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    I read this book to my son after my divorce and he just looked at me and said, 'bears don't get divorced!' This book is hard for a child to relate to. The cute little bear it comes with was pointless and he never played with it. There is definitely a need for good children's books on this subject, especially when half of the children in the US come from divorced or separated families.

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