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The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail
This title covers these subjects: Father-child relationship., Prisons., Child-adult relationship.
The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail
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The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail

When someone you love goes to jail, you might feel lost, scared, and even mad. What do you do? No matter who your loved one is, this story can help you through the tough times.

 
Dewey362.82'950973
GenreInformational
  
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 2-3
GRLJ
Lexile LevelAD 470L
ATOS Level2.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #145045
Early Intervention Level18
  
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
  
ISBN978-1-4048-6679-9
Copyright2012
  
Page Dimensions9" x 9"
Page Count24
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $25.99 School/Library Price
$19.49
 


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Booklist - Daniel Kraus

"With its volumes on the expiration of a pet, the death of a relative, and divorce, it would be nice if the Life’s Challenges series wasn’t necessary. But where trauma exists, there will always be picture books up to the challenge of addressing them. This sober explainer tells the story of a little bunny (or possibly a dog) named Sketch, whose life is disrupted when his father is carted away from home one night by the police. Salient details are in place: the cop who gives Sketch a teddy bear, the social worker who answers questions, the children’s support group that Sketch joins a few weeks later. Dad’s crime goes unspecified, though the six-year sentence suggests something significant. Occasional boxes fill in important facts (what a law is, how it’s OK to feel awkward in a jail); and key images—such as speaking to Dad through a fiberglass wall—are not avoided. Higgins’ language is well pitched for adults to read to children, while Kirwan’s art hits a nice balance between softness and realism." - Booklist

October 1, 2011

The Daily Mail, UK - Nina Golgowski

"'The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail' follows a young rabbit as his father is arrested at their house in front of the neighbors and sentenced to six years in prison. It offers tips for dealing with the hardship of losing a parent for many years and an explanation of what to expect as a mother or father going through the legal process. . . .The book follows young Sketch as he experiences confusion and even anger at his father being hauled away to jail. It also provides comprehensive footnotes for children to better understand what their locked-up loved ones are going through." - The Daily Mail, UK

December 3, 2012

Parent 24 - Scott Dunlop

"...covers a topic rarely addressed in children’s literature- in order to assist children whose parents have been arrested or imprisoned. . . .many childcare professionals and social workers have said that “The Night Dad Went to Jail” is proving a vital resource in helping the children of convicted criminals deal with complex emotions. . . .it helps children of felons to feel as if they are not alone, and that it should be available in every public library." - Parent 24

December 4, 2012

 

BlackandMarriedWithKids.com - Stacie Bailey

"Footnotes throughout the book offer definitions of technical terms and further explain why a child might feel the way they do in reaction to their loved one going to jail. It provides relatable emotions to a new situation to help children understand that what they’re feeling is normal and that others may experience the same." - BlackandMarriedWithKids.com

December 8, 2012

School Library Journal - Grace Oliff, Ann blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

"These titles walk youngsters through the various emotions they are likely to experience when confronted with a traumatic event. . . .caregivers and counselors will find these books useful when attempting to discuss these situations." - School Library Journal

January 1, 2012

Melissa Higgins

Melissa Higgins

Melissa Higgins has written more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children, including titles for the Capstone imprints Pebble, Pebble Plus, Picture Window, Snap, and Stone Arch. Her books have received medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Before becoming a full-time writer, Melissa worked as a school counselor and had a private counseling practice. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking and taking photographs in the Arizona desert where she lives with her husband and two shy kitties. You can visit Melissa’s website (www.mghiggins.com) to learn more about her books.

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