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Mom and dad glue

by Gray, Kes.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j GRA
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"My mom and dad are broken,
I don't know what to do.
My mom and dad have come undone,
I need to find some glue.

I need a pot of parent glue
To stick them back together.
I need to patch their marriage up,
I need to make them better.

I need to stick their smiles back on,
I need to get them mended.
I need them to be mom and dad,
The way they were intended."

Divorce is an unhappy fact that affects many children's lives, and the story told in this book was written for those little boys and girls. Its message can help soothe their feelings and make them understand that their parents' separation is in no way their fault. Parents who are divorcing will also value Mom and Dad Glue as a story they can read to their children and help them realize that although their parents' marriage has not worked out, Mom and Dad love them today, as they always have and always will. Attractive color illustration on every page.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Distraught by his parents' marital difficulties, a boy decides that he needs "parent glue" to "patch their marriage up." A kindly local glue shop owner explains "[t]hat sometimes life works out this way,/ That what must be must be," and gradually the boy comes to understand that "[m]y parents may be broken/ But their love for me is not." Wildish's (All Better) little but large-headed hero is instantly sympathetic in both his determination and vulnerability. A recurring "cracked" motif-doors, trees, and other objects are shown torn in half-underscores how a parental fissure makes a child's entire world feel broken. Many of Gray's (006 and a Half) rhymes come across as platitudes ("The more I hold together/ The more I'm super strong./ The more I'll come to terms with things/ The less it will seem wrong"), but may offer comfort, along with a few choice lines ("sometimes love gets damaged,/ Way beyond repair"; "I need to make the best of things,/ There is no glue for hearts") that should help readers realize that time is most likely to heal the hurt. Ages 5-8. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Divorce -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Hauppauge, NY :Barron's,2009
Edition 1st ed. for the U.S.
Contributors Wildish, Lee.
Language English
Notes "First published in hardback 2009 by Hodder Children's Books ... London, England."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780764162626 (hardcover) :
0764162624 (hardcover)
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