Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families
Marc Tolon Brown, Laurene Krasny Brown
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8
The traumatic childhood experience--when a child's parents divorce--is depicted in the form of dinosaur characters. Chapters address the full range of feelings that a divorce produces. Text and illustrations of dinosaur characters introduce aspects of divorce such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, spending holidays in two separate households, and adjusting to a stepparent. Simple, direct text and lively, often funny pictures encourage young readers to acknowledge and express their own fears and reactions and suggest positive ways of handling the many new situations and difficulties divorce brings.