Teaching Children about Foster Families
by Jan Wolff and Cheryl Hanson, RN, LP
illustrated by Lorraine Dey
Chiquita, a determined young hen, longs to raise a family of her own. The other barnyard animals look on sadly each day as Farmer Olson carries her eggs away. Then one day, he brings Chiquita a dozen eggs to hatch. foster mother Chiquita has her hands full as she scrambles to meet their needs. It is only through a series of mishaps and adventures that Chiquita and her children learn what it really means to be a family.
Chiquita's Children: Teaching Children about Foster Families is the newest addition to the Small Horizons "Let's Talk Book" series written by teachers and mental health professionals to teach young children crisis, coping, tolerance and service skills. It opens the dialogue and provides discussion tips about the blending of families and what really makes up a family.
“...a cheerfully illustrated animal story...a book with a mission: to model and
teach respect for all living things.”
— Midwest Book Review
Jan Wolff is a long-time member of the Minnesota Valley Writer’s Group. She has worked as a women’s center peer counselor, county guardian ad litem/children’s advocate and hospice volunteer as well as on various wildlife conservation issues. She lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Cheryl Hanson, RN, LP, is a licensed psychologist who works with at-risk children and families in the Ramsey County Community Services program in St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary's University and a BS in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. Cheryl lives in St. Paul with Luke, a golden retriever, and Archie and Grady, two feisty kitties.
Lorraine Dey has been an illustrator and graphic designer for over 30 years. She has illustrated several children’s books. Lorraine also wrote and illustrated a picture book, The Rain Forest Party, which has won a silver “Mom’s Choice Award” and a gold “Gelett Burgess Award.”
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7x8, 48 pages, 23 Color Illustrations
LC #2015913634, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-516-8 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-517-5 (eBook), $9.95