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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.
Posted June 23, 2011
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 family...like 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.
Posted June 20, 2008
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.