Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children
- This story describes the adventures of Zachary the kitten, who is taken from his mother's house when his mother is unable to take care ofhim
- Follow Zachary as he goes into foster care and then adopted
- Zachary experiences the expected true-to-life feelings that can accompany adoption
- Recommended for Ages 3-8
This story for adopted and foster children describes the adventures of Zachary the kitten, who is taken from his mother's house when his mother is unable to take care of him. The book follows Zachary as he first goes into foster care and then is adopted by a family of geese. Zachary experiences the expected and true-to-life feelings of shame, anger, rebelliousness, and hurt, and his adoptive parents struggle with their own feelings during Zachary's tougher times, until Zachary finally finds a place he can call home. The poignant story is brought to life by Margo Lemieux's detailed, evocative drawings.
Special and touching...[it] would make children going through such experiences know they are not alone and that there are people who understand.
The illustrations are beautifully pencilled...the authors do a credible job of portraying the anguish and self-doubt and testing that go on when a child is...placed in a new setting.
THE GIFTED CHILD TODAY
Softcover, 32 pages, 26 illustrations, 7 1/2 x 8 1/2, Ages 3 - 8.