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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
Top Customer Reviews
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
I recommended this to a friend on Tumblr who has a boyfriend that is currently incarcerated. She has a 10 year old girl who may know the boyfriend so I thought this could help her... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jen
Why is this available on Amazon FreeTime? Not okay for every kid of every age to read. If someone wants their kid to read this, they can seek it out.Published 1 month ago by O "the Juice" Rothra
A great book for kids to explain a difficult concept in terms that are easy to understand.Published 1 month ago by Michael Last
Great book for children who have a parent who has been arrested for one night or one year. It is open ended - doesn't say why the dad got arrested, but leaves it open to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charlene M. Slezak
It came in in a timely manner and was exactly what it was supposed to be. I would recommend this product to anyone.Published 3 months ago by Tiffany Cormier
A thoughtful look at the kids view on a sensitive subject that can disrupt a familyPublished 4 months ago by P. Cunningham
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 7 months ago by Jeff Kinzer