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Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Review: Monday, Wednesday, And Every Other Weekend



Author/Illustrator: Karen Stanton
Interest Level: Ages 3 and Up

From the Book Jacket: Henry Cooper and his dog Pomegranate have two houses. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other weekend, they live with Mama in her new apartment, but on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other weekend, they live with Papa in his new house. 

Henry and Pomegranate are happy as they dance with Mama and sing with Papa, but Henry knows that sometimes Pomegranate gets confused and just wants to go...home. This gentle and accessible story about dealing with the many changes that come with divorce is beautifully brought to life by author Karen Stanton's vivid and memorable illustrations. 



Why It's On My Bookshelf: I haven't gotten any new bibliotherapy about divorce in quite awhile. This one is so great and will be such a comfort to kids who are getting used to being on a schedule between two homes. Henry's dog Pomegranate is experiencing anxiety and a little sadness. I thought this was a great way to mirror a child's feelings....through the pet. Even though Henry is happy in both homes, understands his schedule, and is obviously loved, it can still be hard at times.

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