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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (7 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340957115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340957110
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 0.3 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Kes Gray was noted by The Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. He is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and four more titles in the acclaimed Daisy series, as well as Our Twitchy and Who's Poorly Too?, illustrated by Mary McQuillan, and Billy's Bucket, illustrated by Garry Parsons, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. He also works as a freelance advertising copy writer.

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"An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce: a difficult subject treated with a wonderfully light touch. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat." (Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer)

Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. (Bookbag)

An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. (Nursery World)

A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. (Junior)

A touching, tender book. (Angels & Urchins)

While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. (Carousel)

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An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce by Kes Gray and Lee Wildish.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By S. McCall on 17 Sept. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I actually took this book out of the library simply because it looked interesting and not because I was looking for books about divorce/separation. However, as a counsellor, I feel that I have stumbled upon a real find. This is a book that beautifully describes a child's wish to be able to put his parent's marriage back together along with the realisation that sometimes things don't always turn out the way we want them too. It also offers much reassurance to children in this postition as it goes onto talk about how the parents love for their child is neverending despite the fact that the love between them has dwindled and, as such, is very reassuring and sensitive to the worries of the child. All this is done in a very touching and quite moving way. Although it's a cliche I really could't recommend it highly enough!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Monstersmum on 7 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm currently going through a divorce and have 2 children. Trying to explain the situation to them, is at times difficult especially as at times its difficult for me to understand and answer questions that really have no answers! This book is simply brilliant.. It explains things in such an ideal way. The poetry is fantastic.. The art work amazing. I actually cried when I read it.. My children understood everything and it got us talking about everything that is going on... It reassures and talks about the things that children feel, worries and concerns them.. I'd recommend this to anyone who is in the same situation as us.. It's a must read.....
Thank you Kes Gray, simply brillant!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By 85kab on 8 Nov. 2013
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A great little book, a novel approach and a very touching story. I bought it for my 3 year old, and the only downside is that I have as yet been unable to read it to him for fear of welling up myself. If your break up is still new and raw, I advise reading this through to yourself a number of times first.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicky on 28 Aug. 2011
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a lovely book .Very useful in helping children understand about divorce .Nice illastrations and not too many words on each page it gets across an important message .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hand family on 4 April 2013
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very well put together and lovely colourful illustrations. Able to have lots of discussion about the pictures and very useful for sharing with younger children
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By harding1000 on 13 Dec. 2010
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I saw this book on bookaboo. Its a lovly story about mum and dad spitting up. It made me cry, but it puts the situation so well and would reassure any child, its also just a lovly story.
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By helengosses on 29 Oct. 2011
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I bought this book for my 5 & 6 year old boys to help them understand why relationships break down. Although this book is aimed at 'divorced parents' and so doesn't actually apply in my case as their father & I never married, with the use of a white-out pen it was/is pretty easy to 'amend' to suit those parents who split but were not married. I think it's a good book and my boys definitely 'get' it. Would recommend buying.
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By Amazon Customer on 8 Feb. 2015
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Bought this book for my granddaughter who is struggling with the break up of her parents relationship. I read this to her and her brother with her mother listening in. It struck a chord with her mother and I feel helped her to understand the feelings her children feelings at this difficult time as much is it helped the children. A very good book to help children understand their feelings at a life changing time.
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