My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them...
But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking with his father, he discovers the tenth — and begins to understand.
Judith Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s picture books, adult fiction and nonfiction, poetry for children and adults, and musicals, which are still performed on stages around the country. She is best known for her beloved picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Erik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. Mr. Blegvad has illustrated more than one hundred children's books
In this beautifully illustrated story, parents deliver the news to their daughter that they are getting a divorce. The child expresses a broad range of emotions, all expressed in terms of animals (e.g., she wants to withdraw like a turtle, roar like a lion, fly like a bird) and has lots of questions for her parents, which they answer thoughtfully and honestly. When a child's parents tell her they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar... More info
Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach … that might just involve an elephant or two! But wait, don’t think about purple elephants, whatever you do! Whimsical and humorous, this little girl’s story of finding a way to ease her worry resonates with children and parents everywhere. Don’t Think... More info
*Publish date: *March2015 The 21st Century Guide to The Birds and the Bees was carefully written to be suitable for all families to read with their children. Included: natural conception, IVF, surrogacy and donor’s, fulfilling the space in the ‘how a baby is made’ book market and going that step further into the 21st century of how babies are conceived. Through beautiful illustrations and engaging content children will be entrusted with the knowledge of how all the different types of conception occur. They will have a basic understanding of pregnancy... More info