Saturday, April 5, 2014
Always Be Us Three by Natalie Finnigan
A review by Teddy O'Malley
Normally, I let Destiny do all the reviews. This is her blog, after all. But I wanted to review this one, because the book touches a subject that I've been personally affected by. Explaining divorce or separation to a child.
This book and the parent doing the explaining will make a great team as it's written in simple, rhyming language in Natalie Finnigan's very unique style.
We've actually interviewed Natalie on our blog a few weeks ago and you can read our interview with her here.
I'm excited that Natalie dared to go there, because this book is much needed for many reasons. The most important being that separation is confusing and scary to a small child.
Natalie's book reminds the child that both parents will always love them and be there for them. Nothing the child did is responsible for the break-up.
Excerpt from the story
"Your daddy loves you very much and, yes, I love you too. And we want to be the very best that we can be for you."
The book also touches on some more tense moments of parents separating, such as the fighting that often comes before the actual split.
Natalie's witty rhyming explanation takes a friendly and un-scary approach and most importantly, reminds the child that they are loved.