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Fred Stays with Me!
by Nancy Coffelt and Tricia Tusa




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A poignant picture book about a young girl, who in the face of her parents' divorce, turns to the one constant in her life-her dog Fred.

Sometimes I live with my mom. Sometimes I live with my dad. But Fred stays with me.

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving her a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and childlike language, the story expresses and addresses a child's concerns, highlights the friendship between child and pet, presents a common ground for the parents, and resolves conflict in a positive way. Tricia Tusa's charming and whimsical artwork adds a light, happy feel to this poignant--but not overly sentimental--story.

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Overview

A poignant picture book about a young girl, who in the face of her parents' divorce, turns to the one constant in her life-her dog Fred.

Sometimes I live with my mom. Sometimes I live with my dad. But Fred stays with me.

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving her a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and childlike language, the story expresses and addresses a child's concerns, highlights the friendship between child and pet, presents a common ground for the parents, and resolves conflict in a positive way. Tricia Tusa's charming and whimsical artwork adds a light, happy feel to this poignant--but not overly sentimental--story.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316077910
  • ISBN-10: 0316077917
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds


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