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The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail (Life's Challenges) Library Binding – July 1, 2011
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Wednesday 's publishing partners include Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books, and Little Simon. She's also an illustrator and product designer for GAMA-GO, a clothing and gift design company in San Francisco. When she's not drawing pictures, Wednesday is often checking out the view from Bernal Hill with her small dog, Nemo. See more from Wednesday at www.wednesdaykirwan.com
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This is the story of a young boy (dog) who loves to draw so much that his dad nicknames him, "Sketch" One night while Sketch and his siblings are at their dad's apartment, the police come to arrest the father, and a social worker (cat) comes to speak to the children until their mom picks them up. Poor Sketch gets ridiculed at school when classmates learn of his dad's arrest.We learn about the emotional toil this plays on Sketch and how the adults in this young boy's life help him get through this tough time.
Guidance and Mentoring
In the story, Sketch learns from the adults in his life that he has done nothing wrong, and it is perfectly normal to be scared, angry and even embarrassed about his dad being in jail. He even gets to visit him in jail and later at the prison where his dad is serving a six-year sentence. Sketch gets matched with a male mentor, and he even meets other children who have a mom or dad in prison.
What is most wonderful about The Night Dad Went to Jail, is that young readers going through this traumatic experience in their own lives will be able to fully relate to the main character. Author Melissa Higgins manages to tell the story without sugar-coating the negative situation, yet also without scaring the reader.Read more ›
The "funny" reviews are clearly written by people who have no understanding of the reality of why this book was written.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Came up on Amazon FreeTime. Not suitable for kids in all situations. Talks about dad getting hauled off to jail in hand cuffs. My kid has no idea what to make of this.Published 1 month ago by Jeff Kinzer
Very well done. The boxed comments are good informatIon as is the back matter. A must for all libraries. Recommended for school libraries.Published 1 month ago by Sharon J Wilson
Are you kidding me! Let's write a Book about how my daddy is a Piece of s***!Published 1 month ago by Eric hedrick
I ordered my 6 year old a Kindle Fire Kids Edition with the year of FreeTime Unlimited, and as I was browsing through the library of books he would have to choose from (from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mamalinz
I am writing this review on a book I have not read, just ordered it. But the negative reviews show me how isolated some of the reviewers are or non-empathetic to children who are... Read morePublished 3 months ago by LW Hunnicutt
This is a great book for young and older kids of a father that's been arrested and the events that follow.Published 4 months ago by Cat@rNell
Not as good as 'The night mommy got picked up on the corner' or 'Why are there people at grandma's window'. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donna Dicorcia Davis