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Mum and Dad Glue

Mum and Dad Glue

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The cracks on the page that follow the boy throughout the book reinforce the fact he feels his whole world is now broken and then when he realises everything might just be okay, those cracks disappear. The illustration powerfully pairs with the text, as everything from buildings, lamp-posts and lunch boxes are broken in two. In the second half of the book, where the main character realizes that it is ok and that hearts cannot be put back together with glue the images are no longer broken. 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. Would be a good book to use in a PSHE lesson or if children in the class have parents going through divorce.

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. e. that you need ‘love’ and not ‘parent glue’ is so eloquently put across - Gray reminds us that love is a internalised feeling, that lives inside each and every one of us, and it is this image, this thought, and this emotion, that is able to override any sense of insecurity a child feels that is experiencing their parents going through a divorce. This story is told in such a kind and soft way that this may allow children to feel comfortable to talk about the subject.

This book addresses many feelings and questions children may have related to such controversial themes. Reinforces the view that the child is not to blame and will continued to be loved as before, and sometimes it is not possible to 'fix' a problem. It shows the boy's discovery that sometimes family dynamics change, and although that can be worrying, his parents' love for him will not change.

His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. Though it may be useful for directing children's thoughts towards the idea that lots of parents separate and that they can be just as happy with separated parents, I would worry that the book may make a child think that their feelings are wrong or that they have to feel a certain way.Divorce can be one of the trickiest topics for children to understand and communicate their thoughts/feelings. Most of the time it is not the fault of the kid, most of the time parents just lose their love, or find a new love, or some other reason. 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 format of this book is: softback cover with matt finish, tiresias font of 75pt, and Grade 1 Braille. The boy in the story thinks that if only he could find some parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together, things might go back to how they were.

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.This is the kind of book that should have a place in every class, as a teacher will not always know when a child is needing the kind of emotional reassurance it gives. The illustrations highlight how, to them, it can feel like their whole world is breaking and changing which gives the adult reader a perspective on how the process can feel very overwhelming for the child/children involved. This is an excellent book that follows a child's journey of coming to accept the separation of his parents. If you are concerned about the health and wellbeing of yourself or children in your care, you should always consult an appropriate healthcare professional.

If you require any changes to this format please indicate in 'Any comments or special requirements' box at checkout. It might be an obvious metaphor, but it perfectly captures the feelings that children might be having, without being melodramatic or scary. This book was a very risky topic for Gray to cover, and manifest in an early years foundation frame of mind. Essentially, the little boy, who is trying to use an inanimate tool, to fix a very real, tangible problem, comes to find that some things in life you cannot fix. Kids who suddenly see their parents fall out, they see them sad, angry, sometimes there are arguments.

I think this book could be a very useful in the classroom, and read to nursery or reception children because it deals with such a relevant topic that any of them could experience.



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