Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families

by Laurie Krasny Brown, Marc Brown


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For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides—over half a million copies of the series sold.

Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316109963
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/1988
Series: Dino Life Guides Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 64,227
Product dimensions: 8.84(w) x 11.96(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laurie Krasny Brown is an author, educator, and parent committed to providing answers to the questions children have. She has written many books, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-developer of the children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series, featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.

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Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families (Dino Life Guides for Families Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great book, simple enough for little ones to understand with fun dinosaurs
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book! It was a gift to me when my parents split-up six years ago. It helped me understand that what was happening wasn't my fault, and that my parents still loved me. I was only in fouth grade then. Now I am a sophmore in high school, & I am very gratful that I read that book when I was young because it hepled me through the hardest time of my life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I first read this book when a Military Family Life Consultant gave it to my son during her session with him. I bought the book and my had my son read it to me (2nd grade). He made sure to point out the scenarios that looked like our family (they show several types for each stage of divorce). We go back and read it from time to time just to see where we are as the book progresses. It's a great way to get him talking about what he sees and how he is feeling. It's been a life saver. It has a calming effect for him and it gives him a way to tell me how he feels. He's in 4th grade now and he still wants to read it. We leant the first one to our neighbor.. and never saw it again.. she loves it, too! I think it's good for any child, but for our boys, it helps them articulate their feelings.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was five when my parents got divorced and this book was my lifeline in a world that turned upside down. this really is the only book to get a child whose parents are getting divorced. it will be the smartest decision you'll ever make
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by my daughter's family counselor as a way of talking about her divorce to her 3 year old. Since her divorce was uncontested and quite civil, the book didn't really fit her situation. I could see some use for the book as a discussion starter if children were in a situation where there was a lot of acrimony between the parents.
Allison_White More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with this book. It is very informational yet still fun for kids. They get the information that they need on divorce without feeling overwhelemed with information. Something I really liked was that it has a list of words and definitions in the front cover for words that children might not know (for example: alimony). I thought that this was a good idea because I know children get confused with all the big vocabulary that can be associated with divorce. I was also impressed that the book addressed all different aspects and problems with divorce. IT talks about what to do if your parents try to talk bad about the other parent and if you are caught in the middle. It talks about having two different homes to live in and going back and forth between parents and homes. It also talks about what to do if one parent starts dating or even gets married and you suddenly now have a step parent, and most importantly it talks about the feelings that children might have and it reassures the child and lets them know that everything they are feeling is normal but that it will get better and there is hope. I would definitely use this book in my classroom if I had children going through a divorce or to inform my students on the situation. My parents went through a divorce when I was in highschool and I wish I had had a book to tell me information and what to expect. I highly recommend this book and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. My son and I still read this book periodically so I know how he is feeling. It takes you through every stage of divorce and there after. It is an awesome book and really helped my son greatly during this time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for children. My eight year old was able to read it to herself, and my six year old read it to me. I really appreciate that the book reitterates how that while many things may change due to a divorce, the one thing that will not change is their parents' love for them. As angry and bitter as paretns may be, this is paramount for our children to believe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Easy to read, and easy for kids to understand. Also good cartoon pictures make it fun to read for kids and not a chore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dinosaurs Divorce is a brilliant way to present facts and feelings to kids in a fun and engaging way. Kids absolutely love this book and seemed to relate to these wonderful characters. It seems to be comforting to kids who are experiencing the stresses of divorce.