Two Homes

Paperback | July 14, 2003

byClaire MasurelIllustratorKady Macdonald Denton

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"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying. - BOOKLIST (starred review)

At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex’s place in both of them. TWO HOMES will help children - and parents - embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.

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"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying. - BOOKLIST (starred review)At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroo...

Claire Masurel is the author of numerous books for children, including TOO BIG, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama. TWO HOMES is her first book for Candlewick Press. She wrote the story after talking to a child who was sad about her parents’ recent divorce. She says, "To comfort her, I talked about her two homes, and all the many things sh...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 14, 2003Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763619841

ISBN - 13:9780763619848

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A simple explanation on Separation for toddlers. I bought several books for my four year old son after his father and I separated and this was by far my favourite. It broke the situation down in the simplest form and so it was easier for them to comprehend. I also liked it because it didn't focus on the actual divorce, it focused on "Alex" and the fact that he has two homes!! My little guy was so excited that he got two toothbrushes! It's so sweet to see what they focus on and what they get excited about. Fantastic book that's simple enough for a toddler to understand.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we needed Both of my boys (4 and 6) were mesmerized by the book and the fact that it addressed their situation. A must read for kids of divorce.
Date published: 2010-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple but excellent resource I bought this for my daughters after their father and I separated. The illustrations are beautiful and the text is simple but meaningful. My girls really related and this became a favourite bedtime book. The messages reinforced what we tell them - that no matter where they are - the are loved.
Date published: 2008-06-30

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"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offering as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one.... Simple, yet profoundly satisfying."