After a whirlwind romance two birds, Betty and Paul, find themselves raising a new chick in a small nest. They become grumpy with each other and decide to build a new nest for Paul but Baby Bird is sad, missing his dad. Betty reassures Baby Bird that she and Paul still love him. Baby Bird learns to fly and flits happily between the two nests in the same tree whenever he likes. The rhyming text and bright illustrations will help parents and children approach a sad subject calmly and with optimism.
Categories: Divorce / Separation, Moving House, Non-traditional Families
For very young children, experiencing the separation or divorce of their parents can be an extremely confusing and troubling time. This book provides an easily understood and reassuring picture of how family life can continue happily even if parents are living apart.
Author: Laurence Anholt Illustrator: Jim Coplestone Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children
Review by: Sarah Mohammed-Coleman