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I bought this book thinking it would have a story about divorce in it in a way that would make it easier for a child to understand. Instead there are short comic strips (one page) that talk about what it means and different consequences. This might be better for older children (8 years and above) as some of it seems too complex to be understood.
One of the problems of writing a book like this is that marriages differ and so do divorces. This therefore hit some spots but not others. I bought all the books on Amazon I could find on this topic and this was the best, however. It seems there are lots for under fives and very few for 5-10 year olds who possibly need it more - my child is 7 and her mother is doing her best to alienate her.
This does introduce some topics which you can expand as it suits you and engages the child. How well it works, however, depends on how well you've thought through the subsidiary questions. It also needs to be selectively used as some bits are a bit trite or America centric.
I bought this for my 4 year old... i would say it's more meant for 8,9,10 year olds. that's my fault for not checking. it's very wordy and even defines certain divorce and legal terms. i would say this is more for a mature child.
A great idea but in the very beginning of the book the dinosaurs are holding liquor bottles and talking about the different reasons that dinosaurs divorce and it sends an odd message. I feel like there are several other children's books about divorce that handle the topic a little better.
I wanted to buy a book for my young nephew who loves dinosaurs. His parents are going through a divorce. The content is great as are the drawings but it starts off with a glossary of terms, which is almost too much. It also goes into what it means to have stepparents and step-siblings. The kid is five. At that age, you need to answer the question: no more, no less. I purchased it anyway because I know his questions will become more advanced. I do recommend the book, I just want to give a heads up that it's a little more advanced than the pictures let on. Great read though!
Very detailed! It talks about all the steps of a bad relationship, feelings a child might have, how to adjust, etc. would be better for a school age child that wants to know and understand more. Unfortunately, my child was too young for this book to be beneficial and it arrived bent in my mailbox.
Was helpful in explaining to my son about our divorce. It covers some topics, like drugs and alcohol I don't think were appropriate for a 6 year old. I actually covered some parts with paper and tape some pages together to get the point across without showing the parts that I didn't feel were necessary.