||April 5, 2011
Ashley loves her daddy and her step-father. See how her parents help her remember her daddy.
Don't Forget Daddy
When Ashley's Mommy is getting married to someone who is not her Daddy, Ashley is excited, but she isn't sure how to accept this new situation. Ashley likes Robert because he is a nice man and makes Ashley's Mommy very happy, but Ashley does not want her memories with her Daddy to go away. Join author Theresa Franklin in this encouraging story, Don't Forget Daddy. As Ashley learns how to accept change she finds new ways to remember her Daddy and prepares for a life with her new poppy, Robert.
Ashley was excited. Robert was coming
to dinner. Robert was Mommy’s new friend
that she met at church. Ashley liked Robert.
When he hugged her, she felt warm and
safe just like when Daddy hugged her
before he went to see Jesus.
They were having macaroni and cheese.
Ashley could hardly wait.
While Mommy cooked, Robert and
Ashley read a story. Ashley liked reading
to Robert. She liked the way he laughed at
the funny parts like Daddy did before he
Don't Forget Daddy by Theresa Franklin
By CBM Book Reviews (USA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Dont Forget Daddy (Perfect Paperback)
Don't Forget Daddy by Theresa Franklin is a delightful book to read to any young child experiencing change in the family dynamics whether it is through divorce, remarriage or the death of a parent, especially in respect to loss of a father.
Author Theresa Franklin, writes with heartfelt compassion by addressing these delicate subjects in a creative way that will help identify any feelings that a child may be holding on to in their emotions. By opening up the lines of communication, this book will allow a child going through similar circumstances to be able to share their feelings. This book offers wonderful solutions to any young child on how to cope with the change in the family.
The short story opens with Ashley, a young child, sitting and conversing with a man who has become mommy's friend. She likes him, but does not know how to feel about him because she doesn't want to forget her daddy. With colorful illustrations and an easy to read dialogue your child will be able to understand this book as Ashley accepts her new daddy, and her new life with wonderful excitement. We find out through the book that change is okay and can be a good thing for all the parties involved.
With the divorce rate being close to 50 percent these days, many young children have to adapt to the loss of a parent and/or a new stepparent. Change is not easy, especially when you don't understand why it is happening. To a child this can be devastating and as parents it is imperative that these issues are addressed along with any feelings a child might have towards the change in the family dynamics. This book will help you do just that in a loving and compassionate way.
Don't forget Daddy is also a recommended book for parents or physiologists that want to open the dialogue between parent and child. This book can be used as a tool for parents or professionals to address a child's feelings whatever they may be towards the change in the family dynamics. It would be a perfect book for the mother who is remarrying with young children. I read it to my 6 year old daughter and all she could say was, "Again, again!" She loved it and I look forward to more books from this talented author that address issues with children and their feelings!
A Must Read for Little ones going through family transitions
By Sherry Rossman (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Dont Forget Daddy (Perfect Paperback)
Ashley really loves her mom's friend Robert, but has difficulty adjusting to the idea that he will be married to her mom. She feels that by accepting him into the family, she is being disloyal to her biological father who has passed on. But she learns that Robert is not replacing her father, he is just becoming a special part of their family.
Don't forget Daddy is a must read for any child adjusting to a new step parent in the family. It is written with reverence and charm. Any child will enjoy and connect with Ashley's thoughts and feelings on her journey of acceptance.
nice to see children's book with this subject matter,
By S. Weiler "dancergirl" (USA) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) This review is from: Dont Forget Daddy (Perfect Paperback)
Theresa did a great job with this book. This subject matter is sometimes frowned upon, but I think it is important to have books like these for those children in families that have lost a loved one, especially a Father.
I found the short sentences to be great for kids, easy to understand. The artwork was great and fit the text perfectly. I did find it a little choppy, but then again it is kids who are going to read and enjoy this book and so I am sure it will not affect them at all!!
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Reader Reviews for "Don't Forget Daddy"
|Reviewed by J Howard
|Congratulations. Looks as if an important link the life of many children as they learn to cope with blended families. good luck|