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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It helps parents and children talk about the divorce
Dinosaurs' Divorce is a great book to snuggle up and read with young children going through divorce. Even older siblings seem interested in reading it. It helps children understand the feelings they may have while going through the divorce, learn how to handle mistakes parents sometimes make, and deal in a positive way with their changing family and living...
Published on 23 Aug 1998

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable solution for difficult task
One of the problems of writing a book like this is that marriages differ and so do divorces. This therefore hit some spots but not others. I bought all the books on Amazon I could find on this topic and this was the best, however. It seems there are lots for under fives and very few for 5-10 year olds who possibly need it more - my child is 7 and her mother is doing her...
Published on 12 April 2010 by Peter Johnston


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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It helps parents and children talk about the divorce, 23 Aug 1998
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This review is from: Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families (Dino Life Guides for Families) (Paperback)
Dinosaurs' Divorce is a great book to snuggle up and read with young children going through divorce. Even older siblings seem interested in reading it. It helps children understand the feelings they may have while going through the divorce, learn how to handle mistakes parents sometimes make, and deal in a positive way with their changing family and living arrangement. The most important thing children learn from this book is that their parents' love for them will never change.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable solution for difficult task, 12 April 2010
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One of the problems of writing a book like this is that marriages differ and so do divorces. This therefore hit some spots but not others. I bought all the books on Amazon I could find on this topic and this was the best, however. It seems there are lots for under fives and very few for 5-10 year olds who possibly need it more - my child is 7 and her mother is doing her best to alienate her.

This does introduce some topics which you can expand as it suits you and engages the child. How well it works, however, depends on how well you've thought through the subsidiary questions. It also needs to be selectively used as some bits are a bit trite or America centric.

The best I've found, but not perfect.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars vicki harrison review, 26 Sep 2009
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This review is from: Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families (Dino Life Guides for Families) (Paperback)
Another helpful book when discussing divorce with the children especially as both my sons 4 and 6 are dinosaur fans.
helpful in the hints re questions to ask and ways to start discussions and answer questions.
overall a nicely illustrated and well written book which seems to have helped my boys at a very difficult time in their and indeed our lives .
vicki harrison
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!, 24 July 2014
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This book went straight to the charity shop! Full of things about divorce that young kids do not need to know about ie. divorce courts and lawyers, lack of money after divorce, and was horrified at a cartoon drawing of dino Mum popping pills and alcohol to inform kids that their parent may try to hurt themselves!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars HELPFUL BOOK FOR CHILDREN - ONE OF THE BEST IN THIS CATEGORY, 25 May 2014
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Most of these books tend to be somewhat patronising or not quite addressing issues - this one is pretty good on both scores. Most importantly, this book allows a child to ask questions to the adult reading, so that the child wont feel guilt over such questions. So the book acts as a go between - often children are worried about upsetting either parent by asking questions. Aside from that, this is gently written, sensitive and manages to insert a teeny weeny bit of humour too - which after all, is helpful, given the gravity of such family situations. Wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good for 5 year old boy, 13 April 2014
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Hello - Good for 5 year old boys = good pictures and easy to ready story. I asked if he liked the books (we have a few) and he said yes, they were helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal, 12 Aug 2013
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just ideal to explain to a dinosaur mad 6 year old and helps them to understand what is going on
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5.0 out of 5 stars great for little ones, 29 May 2013
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Great for kids. Lots of explanations and ideas to help young children along with easy to view illustrations. Useful resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great resource, 6 May 2013
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This is a really clear and comprehensive look at the issues around divorce which can be read with children. Would recommend. Also have another book in this series 'When Dinosaurs Die' which is brilliant, for use with bereaved children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 April 2013
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Such a beautifully written book and very to use for parents, social workers, teachers and counsellor a when working with children. I was very impressed with the language used, very appropriate when discussing circumstances sensitively with children.
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