Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and New Family

Illustrated by Bryan Langdo
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 10" x 8"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 441B039
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0551-6
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2010
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Overview

Living apart from a parent can be a hard adjustment for kids. And, if that parent remarries and has stepchildren, things can get really confusing. Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce.

An extensive Note to Parents by Jane Annunziata, PsyD, is included to help parents learn easy ways to stay connected with their kids and to talk to their children about common but difficult emotions that can come with divorce, remarriage, or blended families.

About the Author
Sandra Levins lives in Burlington, Iowa, with her husband and two adolescent stepsons, the inspiration for her stories. As a remarried mom and stepparent, Sandra has seen the hurt and confusion that happens when kids share a parent with a new family. Her ever-growing family includes adult sons, daughters-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. She sings "Twinkle" to them all. Sandra is also the author of Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story For Little Kids About Divorce.
About the Illustrator
Bryan Langdo has illustrated nearly twenty books as well as various magazine spots. He spends his days with his kids, playing with cars, running around the yard, or going to the science museum. He lives in a very old house in upstate New York with his wife, Nikki, and their two kids, Oliver and Harper.
Reviews & Awards
  • Mom's Choice Award for Children's Picture Books - Family Life (Gold)
  • An Honors NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Winner!

...the narrator's frustrations and the way he expresses them are believeable. Children working through similar circumstances may appreciate that the complex emotions are so clearly spelled out, and they'll take heart from small, concrete family gestures that make a big difference.
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