Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story about Remarriage and the New Family

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Published USA, 2009
Mum has a new family! She has a new husband, Tom, who is not my dad and, worst of all, new kids. Girls! Mum always reads to us at bedtime. Then she sings 'Twinkle!' to my brother and me. Mum shouldn't sing 'Twinkle' to anybody but my brother and me!

Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce. Tom doesn't like the new arrangement with his mum and dad. He misbehaves at school; he gets angry; he cries. His mum has some suggestions to make things easier for Tom. She sends Tom and his brother a book and a calendar to circle all the days when they will see each other. An extensive note is included to help parents learn ways to stay connected with their children and to talk to them about common but difficult emotions that can come with divorce, remarriage or blended families.

Ages 4-8 years
Paperback. 32 pages