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Do You Sing Twinkle? Genre Realistic Fiction InformativeCopyright 2009 Do You Sing Twinkle is the story about a family who face the daily struggles of divorce A boy and his brother live with their father while their mother moves away and starts another family with her new husband The oldest boy has a hard time with this and soon finds himself getting into trouble.This was a great story not only for younger children who may be dealing with divorce in their own families, but even for children who know nothing about it The story itself is fiction, however, the author includes definitions of terms such as step brother , step sister , common ground , and quality time which all can deal with divorce The last pages of the book contains a note to parents written by author Jane Annunziata, who writes books about family, sex, and adoption The note contains information for parents about helping children through post divorce changes and helping them cope.This was a great This is not a topic I have seen often covered in children s books The main character is struggling with family changes, but his mother hears how he is feeling and finds ways to reassure him I think the topic was handled well and I enjoyed reading the book. Mom Has A New Family She Has A New Husband Who Is Not My Dad, And Worst Of All, New Kids Girls Just As It Feels For The Young Child In Do You Sing Twinkle Living Apart From A Parent Can Be A Hard Adjustment For Kids And, When That Parent Remarries And Has Stepchildren, Things Can Get Really Confusing For Kids Told From A Young Boy S Point Of View, The Book Sensitively Addresses Many Questions That Children May Have While Adjusting To Remarriage And Joint Custody Situations Kids And Parents Will Learn Good And Easy Ways To Stay Connected All Around Helping Kids To Feel Special And Loved.A Note To Parents Is Included That Will Help Parents Talk To Their Children And Deal With Common But Difficult Emotions As They Adjust To All The Changes In Their Lives. This is a story about a young boy who struggles with gaining a new family through remarriage It shows how confusing it can be to have two different families and the struggles of dealing with that While the book is a little difficult for young children to grasp, I think it is an i Great storyWell written and illustrated About the new adjustments that have to be made when a parent re marries after divorce The child in the story goes through grieving stages all over again.. Do You Sing Twinkle by Sandra Levins is a story from a little boys perspective that has divorced parents and one of his parents is remarried Not only does he gain a step father but he also gains two step sisters when his mom remarries and he is unsure how we feels about it until one day when he suddenly has all sorts of emotions and feelings causing him to have a very bad day This bad day is not such a bad thing though, because his parents address the way he acts and he begins to express his feelings about their household situation The young boy does not like that his mother gets to spend time with his stepsisters then she does them, because he and his brother are at their fathers house during the week and he addresses the way it makes him feel and his concerns When the parents communicate with him they do a very good job of addressing his concerns and making alterations in order to change the way he is feeling, in hopes that him and his brother will feel better about their situation Levins does a very good job in this story in not only addressing the concerns that most children have when going through divorce in their family but recognizing the emotions they go through and ways a parent can adjust It is always hard to explain divorce to young children but the way that the author uses difficult verbiage in the story and then uses a definition that helps a young child better understand what the word means, brings Deciding which parent to live with and acceptance of a new family is addressed in Do You Sing Twinkle by Sandra Levins, illustrated by Bryan Langdo It is story about two brothers who have to share their mom with two new step sisters and her new husband The tough issues of divorce are addressed as emotions turn into bad days and acting out, and a solution has to be found to comfort a child who is experiencing a complex new world No one will ever replace you is at the heart of this story A tender tale about intricate family relationships, this book addresses the complexities of divorce in simple story form The reader will get to experience a bad day with the main character and how he discusses what triggered his bad behavior The open dialogue between the parents and the children in the story is helpful to illustrate how good communication can solve problems The artistic content and title are somewhat deceiving though The cover of the book shows a young boy gazing up at the moon and the title Do you Sing Twinkle , leads the reader to assume this This book deals with step siblings, family blending, and changes in schedule routine transition distance It does so in simple terms, without overly prettifying the situation but while making it clear that things are less than ideal but everyone is committed to making it work nicely Finally, changes are bridged by A good picture book to introduce remarriage for those 3 7 years needing a relational book on that In this book there are stepsiblings that a bio parent is spending time with But I think a child could relate to


About the Author: Sandra Levins

When I began writing children s books I fell in love with the message behind the stories and the notion that they can make a positive difference in the lives of children and families This positivity is what I hope for and strive for in all my writing projects.


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