The Magic Box: When Parents Can't Be There to Tuck You In

Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 3-7
Item #: 4418064
ISBN: 978-1-55798-806-5
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2002
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Casey's dad has to go away for a couple of days...AGAIN! Casey hates it when his father has to travel. But this time Dad leaves behind a special gift that will help Casey cope with the absence, and with future trips as well. This upbeat and charmingly illustrated book contains a wealth of tips for families in which a parent is often away from home.

A Note to Parents by Ann Rasmussen, PsyD, helps parents understand what their children are facing, reassures parents of the value of these separations, and suggests many practical techniques for helping the child before, during, and after an absence.

About the Authors

Marty Sederman came up with the idea of a "magic box" to help her children while their dad was away on frequent business trips—and it worked so well that she decided to write a book about it. A market research consultant, Ms. Sederman holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a master's degree in clinical psychology. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

Seymour Epstein, PhD, is Marty Sederman's father. Dr. Epstein, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, has a doctoral degree in adult and child clinical psychology. He has published extensively in professional journals and is the author of several books, including Constructive Thinking: The Key to Emotional Intelligence.

About the Illustrator

Karen Stormer Brooks is the illustrator of several children's books, including Elana's Ears by Gloria Roth Lowell and Dylan, the Eagle-Hearted Chicken by David L. Harrison. Her illustrations have appeared in many children's publications, such as Highlights for Children, Spider, and Cricket magazines. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.