On the Day His Daddy Left

On the Day His Daddy Left

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by Eric J Adams, Kathleen Adams, Layne Johnson
     
 

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Like many children, Danny is afraid his parents’ divorce is his fault. So on the day his daddy leaves, Danny writes a secret question on a slip of paper: Is it my fault? He shows the question to his teacher, his friend, and his dad and mom. Everyone reassures him that the divorce is not his fault. With tears in her eyes, his mom writes NO on the

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Like many children, Danny is afraid his parents’ divorce is his fault. So on the day his daddy leaves, Danny writes a secret question on a slip of paper: Is it my fault? He shows the question to his teacher, his friend, and his dad and mom. Everyone reassures him that the divorce is not his fault. With tears in her eyes, his mom writes NO on the back of the paper so when Danny needs to, he can be comforted again and again.
 
In this simple, poignant story, Eric J. Adams and Kathleen Adams focus on the misplaced guilt commonly felt by children of divorcing parents. Layne Johnson’s realistic paintings dramatically convey Danny’s strong emotions.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497690370
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
13 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Layne Johnson has always loved cats. He now has two—a quiet, vegetable-eating black-and-white cat named Peavy and a loud-talking, water-loving yellow cat named Dobby. When Dobby was a kitten, he helped Layne draw Cookie for this book.

Johnson was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and has a degree in fine art from the University of Houston. He is the illustrator of On the Day His Daddy Left, Ben, King of the River, and several other picture books.

 

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On the Day His Daddy Left 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DrMolly More than 1 year ago
Essential reading from a team of experts. A great tool to help children understand divorce. Sensitive and well written.
lynnlsu More than 1 year ago
This book was an invaluable tool in discussing topics in the divorce groups I led as an elementary school guidance counselor. Almost all, if not all, children of divorce think it might have been their fault. This book clearly gets the message across that it is not the child's fault when parents separate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written and illustrated, and is a MUST for children and those adults helping children cope with the feelings they experience during this very confusing, upsetting and traumatic time. I look forward to many more helpful books written by such an insightful team.