A Home for Ruby
Helping Children Adjust to New Families
by P.J. Neer, PhD
illustrated by Robert Blankenship
Ruby, a spirited horse, never felt loved by her previous owners. She misbehaved all the time and eventually each owner sent her off to a different farm. One day she arrived at Meadow Green, a wonderful farm with many other horses. She thought for sure that she would be sent away again to another farm, so she continued to misbehave there.
Jen was Ruby’s new owner and, through patience, Jen and Ruby became best friends. It took some time but Ruby realized that bad behavior was not the right way to get attention. Ruby learned that her new home with her new family was exactly where she wanted to be. Through Ruby, children will see the importance of relationships and how to get along with a new family. At the end of the book there are helpful tips to open up discussions for parents, educators and children on adjusting to a new home.
"...written for the 400,000 children who live in foster care, some of whom have a
difficult time adjusting to their new homes."
— Bookviews by Alan Caruba
P.J. Neer holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Neer has worked with children of all ages. She and her husband own and run a horse boarding facility, Meadow Green, which is the inspiration for her books.
Robert Blankenship is an experienced logo, mascot and character designer and children’s book illustrator. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7x8, 48 pages, 23 Color Illustrations
LC #2014941981, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-488-8 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-489-5 (eBook), $9.95