iParenting Media Award WinnerPeople tell me I'm no different than any other Tibetan Terrier, but somehow I must be different because I've had three homes. Being a pup in foster care is awfully confusing. What's Murphy do when he's taken away from his family and placed in a new home, with new people, new pets, and…new EVERYTHING?! Murphy, a Tibetan Terrier puppy, is told he is a "good luck dog"—he is cheerful, happy, and loves to play and wag his tail. However, after going through two different homes and an animal shelter, Murphy starts to feel like a "bad luck dog" who nobody wants. Murphy’s Three Homes follows this adorable pup through his placement in three new homes, as well as through his anxiety, self-doubt, and hope for a new, loving family. Finally, Murphy is placed in a caring foster home where he feels comfortable and valued. He learns that he is not a bad dog after all and can go back to being a playful puppy and a "good luck dog!" An extensive Note to Parents, written by author Jan Levinson Gilman, PhD, discusses the emotional experience of children who are in foster care, and provides caregivers with information on how to help kids cope with the difficulties of being placed in multiple homes.
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Jan Gilman has a BA from U.C. Berkeley and a PhD from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She is a Clinical Psychologist living in Santa Rosa, California and has spent thirty years working with children and families. Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care is her first children's book.Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 40 children's books, including Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care. Kathy works from her home studio outside of Chicago. Visit her at www.kathyomalley.com.