Apart from sticker burrs and sand fleas, Cardells life is mostly wonderful He knows hes loved through and through by his perfectly good mama and his perfectly good daddy They live in different parts of the desert, but thats okayCardell is mostly used to it Then Otis comes calling, and Cardell feels agrrr form in his throat Otis cant make jalapeo flapjacks or play Zig the Zag anything like Cardells daddy And so Cardell waits for Mama to say Adis, Otis But what will happen if she doesnt...
|Title||:||When Otis Courted Mama|
|Publisher||:||HMH Books for Young Readers First edition January 6, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||697 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
When Otis Courted Mama Reviews
Award-winning author Kathi Appelt tackles the tricky subject of stepfamilies in her newest picture book, When Otis Courted Mama. Less than half of US families live in traditional households (i.e. two heterosexual parents in their first marriage), according to a 2014 Pew Research study. Yet most of our picture books still seem to reflect an "ideal family" that's just not the reality for most kids. Books such as When Otis Courted Mama fill a gap for many children who need books that address their own family situations.
This is a good book for kids of single-parent homes who may be dealing with their primary caregiver beginning to date. There are be lots of emotions that the child would be feeling, and this book shows that its okay. Having a parent date doesn't change the fact that you still have a wonderful mom or wonderful dad, but it means that they will be adding someone new to their life.
Good topic to address for kids dealing with divorce and blended families. Only thing is research has shown coyotes in real life, not fiction are monogamous: Ohio State University study “We’ve been able to follow some of these alpha pairs through time, and we’ve had some of them stay together for up to 10 years,” Gehrt said. “They separate only upon the death of one of the individuals, so they truly adhere to that philosophy, ‘Till death do us part.”