Author(s): Laurene Krasny Brown
This picture book helps young children and their families deal with the anxieties of divorce. Simple, direct text and lively illustrations.
"Friendly dinosaurs in the throes of difficult divorce situations reassure readers in similar straits that everything will be all right." --Publishers Weekly
Ages 3 to 8.
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.
"A little bit like a comic book, sort of a reference bookit's hard to classify this latest work from the Browns, but that's all right. Both children and parents will use this as they wish, for it faces head-on the emotional (sadness, anger) and physical (separation from loved ones, what to call your new father's ex-wife's children) problems of divorce. It's comprehensive, reminding kids to take care of themselves and to think of how others are feeling. If children spend time in two households, this book shows them the way to get along with the people and the rules in both. Dinosaur characters distance the readers if a situation in the book too closely mirrors their own. The pictures lighten up serious text, which in turn keeps the picturesand a child's worryfrom seeming silly and insignificant. Divided into sections like 'Why Parents Divorce', 'Living with Stepparents' and 'Celebrating Holidays,' parents can use this book to help their children understand sudden or impending changes. Divorce, for the picture-book age group or any child, is a difficult subject. Here readers will be reassured that just as the little dinosaurs survive divorce, so will they." --Publishers Weekly
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.