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Mum and Dad Glue

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Kids who suddenly see their parents fall out, they see them sad, angry, sometimes there are arguments.

This rhyming story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not. Kes was voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors and he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. A powerful poem which follows a boy who’s parents are getting divorced and feels like he is to blame and struggling to come to terms with it. The illustrations were very detailed and used warm toned colours which was quite effective in making me feel comforted whilst reading it.If you require any changes to this format please indicate in 'Any comments or special requirements' box at checkout. Divorce is an unhappy fact that affects many children's lives; parents who are divorcing will value this story that can be read to their children, its message one of comfort to help soothe and make them aware that their parents' separation is in no way their fault. The book follows the story in a sensitive and soft tone, and would be a perfect read with a child who is experiencing this in their life. It's not really a book that young children who aren't going through divorcing parents would want to read - it'd ask more questions than it asks.

Its about him understanding that sometimes things are out of his control and instead of him blaming himself and trying to fix it, he instead accepts it even if it does still hurt. The illustrations represent how he feels as if his whole word is breaking apart until he finds comfort in the fact that his parents love for him will never break. In spite of his initial apprehension, Gray said that he wanted to provide a view of divorce (from a child's perspective), that was not only just, but one that lent itself to honesty and integrity. He explains to the reader that although his parents are apart they will always love him, and if they could have resolved their differences they would have done it by now.Gray did not want to give false hope to any child that could be experiencing the demise of their parents’ marriage - this would be unethical, and could be potentially damaging to a child's emotional state (especially, for example, if Gray wrote a story where the parent's got back together, and everything mapped out harmoniously, because that could create a distorted, misleading expectation in a child's mind).

The illustration powerfully pairs with the text, as everything from buildings, lamp-posts and lunch boxes are broken in two. The image of the crack is a sharp tool in showcasing how severe children's guilt towards divorce can be and how massive this change is to their lives. If you are concerned about the health and wellbeing of yourself or children in your care, you should always consult an appropriate healthcare professional.

I think this book can help bring comfort to children going through this and lets students who haven't gone through this to sympathize with their classmates more.

His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. The heartwarming ending of the realisation that he will still be loved equally by both of his parents, even if they are separated. Perhaps this would be a great story to talk about the effect of structure on the reader and the illusions that structure helps to create. Summary: A sensitive and helpful message book about a young child trying to come to terms with his parents' divorce.This book would be a good one to use if a child in your class was experiencing family issues in relation to their parents splitting up as it explains how to view the situation more positively instead of feeing down about it. Every Second Friday by Kiri Lightfoot and Ben Galbraith is another message book about divorce, this time dealing with children getting used to having two different homes. While I understand (and respect) what the book was trying to achieve in terms of accepting/coming to terms with parental separation, I felt that the words used placed a lot of pressure on the child to feel a certain way. The moral of this story is that it is not anyones fault his parents have fallen out of love with each other, and it doesn't mean they have fallen any less out of love with him.

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