"Recognizes that children experience mixed feelings about changes; reminds them that family problems were not their fault, and reassures them that they will emerge from this new change with memories from the past, and the ability to build loving relationships in the future."
"Provides a simple explanation for children in foster care about the processes impacting their lives, and acknowledges the questions for which there is no easy answer, such as: “When am I going home?”"
"During their time in foster care, children often create Life Books with pictures and stories about their biological families. This book, while not specifically geared towards foster care, suggests creative collage techniques that might work well in Life Books."
"Entering a foster home means adjusting to unfamiliar household expectations. This book about manners is silly and approachable enough to be discussed between a foster caregiver and the children in their home in order to explain the reasons behind the rules."
"Based on a true story; when nine orphans came to live with her, Aunt Minnie came up with a solution: "The oldest looked after the youngest, the ones in the middle looked after each other, and Aunt Minnie looked after them all.”"
"Acknowledges the feelings of frustration that can be experienced by children in foster care when they miss their biological parents, and how sometimes children react by acting out feelings of anger at school. Zachary’s foster parents help him to understand and work through his emotions, and provide a feeling of security in their home."
"Various situations can cause a child to be separated from parents – for a short or long time. This book is a tool for caregivers to assist children of all backgrounds to share what it feels like to miss someone and problem-solve what to do while waiting to be reunited."
"In simple text and photo illustrations, grandparents of various cultures and ethnic groups share happy times with their grandchildren. The book specifically mentions grandparents who serve as primary caregivers for their grandchildren."