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Mum and Dad Glue Hardcover – 15 Oct 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (15 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340957107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340957103
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 26.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 626,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story ... for the child facing parental breakdown, it could be a lifesaver (Carousel)

Incredibly powerful (The Bookseller)

Understanding and honest (The Bookseller)

It has the usual message that Mum and Dad still love the little boy ... but its key meaning is something more than that. This book shows how the strength to come to terms with a divorce is within the child and not dependent on the love of the parents. This is an important message for a child to learn at any age and in any circumstance (INIS)

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

Stunning ... resonates with empathy and poignancy (Junior)

Insightful and at times heartbreaking view of separation from a child's perspective that will offer reassurance to anyone going through this process (Evening Echo)

The integrated text and child-centred artwork make this a special production (Books For Keeps)

The artwork is engaging, the text has subtle rhythms and rhymes (School Librarian)

Essential reading for any family going through a separation (Angels & Urchins)

"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, Waterstone's Buyer)

Book Description

A highly original and brilliant picture book text that looks at the process of going through a divorce with a child's eye view.

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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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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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What an honest story that tackles the difficult subject of separation. Reading this as an adult brought a tear to my eye. A definite must have for parents and children who are experiencing this life changing event.
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With todays difficult family life for many children I bought this one to help with children experiencing divorce/separation. I have used it many times in my work with primary age children, they get a lot from it and promotes good thinking and conversations.
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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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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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Great if your child is 5 years or older. My lo is 3. So she doesn't get the idea of trying to glue us back together and that separation is a 'bad' thing. Illustrations r good and the actual content is moving in parts.
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My son's were 3 and 6 when my partner left (their dad) I came across this book in the library. .. it made me cry touched so much on the heart and made it easy for my boys to understand and ask questions. . I kept this out from the library.. we get it out to read at least once a month or so ... sometimes it's hard for children to put what they feel think into questions or know what to ask to get the answers they look for... this is a very emotinal and easy read. I love this stil along with "No Matter what" this has become ours words to each other ... and ties in well with this book and Seperation .xxxxx
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