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Molly's Rosebush

Molly's Rosebush

by Janice Cohn, Kathy Tucker (Editor), Gail Owens (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A gentle, honest story about Molly, whose mother suffers a miscarriage. In an introduction, Cohn talks to parents about how children are affected by such a loss, how it should be explained to them, what their reactions may be, and how to determine if professional help is needed. The subject matter is sensitively presented and the text is attractively illustrated with full-and double-page pastels. A book that would be most useful in parenting collections.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
Kay Weisman
Molly has been looking forward to a new baby in the family, and when her mother miscarries, the entire family is sad. Mom and Dad explain that not all babies are strong enough to be born and that we don't always understand why. Grandma compares a miscarriage to events in nature--not every robin's egg hatches and not every rosebud blooms--adding that when a baby is born, it is special and wonderful. Through open communication, Molly and her parents work through their grief and look forward to the beautiful blossoms their newly planted rosebush will yield. A lengthy note to parents introduces the text, and soft pastel illustrations add to the comforting tone of the story. An excellent addition to the Parenting Shelf, this might be paired with Old's "Stacy Had a Little Sister" , which deals with sudden infant death syndrome.

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Whitman, Albert & Company
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Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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