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ISBN13: 9780316882699
ISBN10: 0316882690
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Fred Stays with Me! is an award-winning story that follows a young girl who turns to the one constant in her life, her dog Fred, in the face of her parents' divorce.

In this poignant but not overly sentimental story, Coffelt's accessible and kid-friendly language alongside Tusa's charming artwork create a light, cheerful, and reassuring mood that will comfort any child who has two homes.

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Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, this story follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parents house to the others. With a simple text and childlike language, the story expresses and addresses a childs concerns. Full color.

About the Author

Nancy Coffelt is the award-winning author/illustrator of a number of picture books for young readers, including Dogs in Space, Pug in a Truck, and most recently, Big, Bigger, Biggest! She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Her website is www.nancycoffelt.com.

Tricia Tusa has written and illustrated several critically-acclaimed picture books, including Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku; The Magic Hat; and Mrs. Spitzer's Garden. She lives in New Mexico.

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Book Dads, November 22, 2009 (view all comments by Book Dads)
The little girl in this story sometimes lives with her mom, and sometimes lives with her dad. Things are different in her mom’s house and in her dad’s house, but wherever she goes, her dog Fred always stays with her. But soon Fred is causing trouble at both houses, and her neither parent wants Fred to stay with them. So it’s up to her to explain that, ”Fred doesn’t stay with either of you. Fred stays with me!”

This book deals with some challenging issues in a very subtle way. Though her family’s situation is clear, the words “divorce” or “separation” are never used. This book also emphasizes the importance of a child’s own feelings and their need for control in the midst of what can be a difficult situation, as well as the importance of working together as a family to solve problems. Finally, it shows commendable even-handedness in portraying both dad and mom equally and without bias to either parent. The brevity and simplicity of the text adds an additional emotional weight to the story and the illustrations – especially of Fred – are clever and engaging.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316882699
Author:
Coffelt, Nancy
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Illustrator:
Tusa, Tricia
Author:
Tusa, Tricia
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 8 x 0.25 in 0.26 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

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