The list author says: "When our foster children arrived, ages 18 month, 5, and 7, we found that they came from a very different family culture and were experiencing a great deal of personal stress. We used books to facilitate our dialogue about emotions, behavior and their experience in social services and for setting our expectations of behavior."
"We often talk about treating others with kindness and work to decrease incidents of bullying (one of our children has some of these tendencies), and this book really helps address the issue without villifying the bully. It's great."
"Best book of the bunch. We talk about the theme in this book a lot. After a year of foster parenting, our oldest child really hates feeling close to us sometimes. This book helps her understand that feeling, and allows us to move through it fairly easily."
"We had some initial food issues x sibling control issues. Everyone HAS to take a "no thank you" bite, no matter what. Our five year old found the courage to admit to loving brussel sprouts thanks to this book."