Two Homes
ISBN: 0763619841
EAN13: 9780763619848
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 14, 2003
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.2" H x 9.7" L x 8.9" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying. -- Booklist (starred review)

At Mommy's house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy's house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same -- Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex's place in both of them. Two Homes will help children -- and parents -- embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.

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   This is a great book to read to small children after divorce/separation
This is a great book to read to small children after divorceseparation. It helps to show the child that the main character also has two homes and sometimes he's with Daddy and sometimes he's with Mommy, but no matter where he is, they both love him very much. After my recent separation, it has definitely helped my 3 yr old, after my recent separation. He asks to read it and when I tell him today that he is going to Daddy's house, he says like in two houses! It also helps to solidify that mommy and daddy BOTH love him very much and even though he has two homes, things don 't really change that much. Cute, simple, easy to read and relate, easy to relate to.
   This is a great book for a child whose parents are not together
This is a great book for a child whose parents are not together. The child character in the book is Alex with no gender specified in the book. Boys and girls can easily identify with the character so that both boys and girls can easily identify. The book has a constant focus on love and that even though the child has 2 houses, 2 phone numbers, 2 favorite chairs, etc., he is loved by both parents, no matter what. I would highly recommend '' this book!
   It's a great book because it put a positive spin on having ...
I bought this book to read to my son when I divorced first. It is a great book because it puts a positive spin on having two different households and reassures the child that he can always be in touch with the other parent when he is not around. VERY encouraging.
   Simple and perfect
I read this book for the first time to my 3 12 year old, but had to hold back tears. It was just touching. She now requests to read it at least once a day. She likes me to change the name of the main character to her name, so I do. We find it a comfort both in finding it. I don't really understand how such a simple book could have this effect, but it is calming and hopeful.
   Positive thoughts
I bought this for my daughter's husband and stepson when he was about three. I thought it would help him see that other people in the storybook format are going through the same thing he is and he can relate! Helps them form positive ideas about the transition.
   We are on good terms & I was also having a hard time ...
My boyfriend of four years separated and I was having a hard time finding a book that did not mention divorce. We are on good terms and I had a hard time finding a book that did not mention fighting, etc. I love this book for its generic outlook and positive terms. Not all modern families are divorced and fighting.
   Made me cry
To hear my toddlers proudly say, that is my daddy's house, that is my mommy's house... It made me cry and gave me hope that it is all going to be okay for them. The dog that lives in Daddy's house in the book looks just like their dog at his house. They said that it is Charlie! Great purchase for my 3.5 yo and 2.5 yo.
   Really good book about divorce. Perfect for a kindergartener.
How do you tell your five-year-old that you are getting a divorce and that she is going to have two homes? You don 't... you avoid talking about it like a mature, brave, and responsible adult... you buy this book and then brings it up while reading it. Ya, so I could not bring myself to tell my five-year-old about divorcing. It was a huge white elephant in the room. And then we got this book. And the book helped us to start the conversation. She talked about what she would have in what home, how she felt about having two homes. It took just something overwhelming and scary and made it a little less so.
   Meant for younger children
This book is delineated as appropriate for 3-7 year olds, but is best for 2-3 year olds in my opinion. Each page has one or two very short sentences. Here there is no history '' and is reminiscent of my little children's board books in this way. My four-to-turn twins did not show much interest in the book. One said we have two homes too after hearing the title of the book! This is the reaction I'd like, but they haven't asked me to read it since then. I wanted to help my situation, and while it does, the book itself does not have enough to make them want to read it much. It is not the fault of this book, but it is also heteronormative. I thought it is appropriate for the majority of families, but I wish there were more gender non-concordant parents in the book, so that it could be used more widely by any type of family.
   Perfect for my 4yr old!
I love this book! '' My husband and I are divorcing and we have a 4 yr old daughter. She doesn't fully understand what a divorce means or that we won 't be living together anymore, so that this book has been really helpful for her to understand the aspectic of having two homes now. I appreciate that the book steers clear of the adult issues of divorce and focuses only on the fact that the kid in the book has two of everything, one at Daddy's house, the other at Mommy's house, and though it may be different, both are equally good and provided with love. I definitely recommend this book for those who would like to have a cordial divorce with an emphasis on loving the child and not the details that children rarely need.