My Parents are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts about Me
Bill Cochran
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780060539429
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4.5) and Mom for Reader Views (2/09)

 

“My Parents are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts about Me” is about a boy named Ted whose parents are divorced.  The fact that his parents are divorced is not the only thing that defines him though.  He does a lot of strange things like squawk like a chicken when he answers the phone and he also eats spaghetti sauce straight out of the jar.

Cayden:  “I didn’t know what ‘divorce’ meant until we read this book.  I think the boy gets sad when he has to go from one house to the other.  He is really funny though.  My favorite part was when he put soap in his hair and ran around with a Mohawk.  It was weird that he calls his elbows names.  He did some weird things!”

Parent’s comments:
“My Parents are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts about Me” by Bill Cochran is a wonderful book to teach children about divorce.  It is nice that there is an element of humor incorporated into the book so that it is not completely business-like and serious.  It addresses the topic of divorce in an appropriate manner, but the antics of Ted will have your children laughing out loud!

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