The D Word
Paperback – June 15, 2011
Offers advice to help young readers understand divorce and cope with the conflicting emotions they feel during the experience through the story of Otis, a young boy whose parents are going through a tough divorce.
(Grades 2-6) Otis used to have the perfect family. That all changed when his parents told him that they were getting a D...D...D... The D Word he cant even say it! At first Otis blames himself. With the help of his Gram, Otis discovers the reasons why people get divorced. He also learns about the Three Cs of Divorce: I didnt CAUSE it I cant CONTROL it, so Im going to have to learn to COPE with it! This book offers both children and adults the tools and insights that are needed to effectively deal with the difficult challenges that a family goes through when parents get divorced. Softcover, 32 pages.
About the Author
Julia Cook was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. While living in Utah, she became actively involved in teaching children how to ski. That experience led to a love of teaching in general. Julia now lives in Fremont, Nebraska and has a Masters degree in Elementary School Counseling. While serving as a guidance counselor, she often used childrens books to enhance her classroom lessons. Julia is now a nationally recognized award-winning childrens book author who has written more than a dozen books on behavior and health for children as well as several activity books for teachers. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behavior skills. The goal behind all of Julias books and efforts is to actively involve people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents, teachers and corporate leaders. Julias books have been referenced in such publications as Parents Magazine, The New Yorker, and babyzone.com. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In order to teach a child, you must enter their view of the world. - Julia Cook