BOOKSHELF: IN DINOSAURS DIVORCE: A GUIDE FOR CHANGING FAMILIES
In Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families, Lauren Krasny Brown and Marc Brown explore all of the different possibilities that can arise as a result of a parents’ divorce. The topics covered include why parents might get a divorce, how things may change, how a child can expect to feel as a result of the divorce, what holidays and special occasions may look like after the divorce, and even the possibility of step parents and siblings.
Dinosaurs Divorce would be a great book for a child whose parents have or are getting divorced. It would also be great to use as a conversation starter for those who are unsure of how to tell their child about the already made decision to end a marriage. If a child is acting out as a result of their parents splitting up, this book would be a great reference for them to explore and name their feelings, therefore allowing them to cope with those feelings in a healthier way. The authors approach this subject in a sensitive manner that may allow young readers to come to terms with the difficulties that accompany change in their families.