My Mom's Wedding
by Eve Bunting
A child of divorce, seven-year-old Pinky is torn by feelings of loyalty to her father and affection for the man her mom is about to marry. As she prepares to be the ring bearer for the upcoming wedding, Pinky is both excited and reluctant, but mostly she feels guilty. It's not until she accepts that her parents will never get back together that Pinky understands it's okay to love both her dads. As non-traditional families increasingly become the norm, this positive story will continue to grow in relevance. My Mom's Wedding offers a comforting message and helps children to work out their conflicted emotions about divorce. Parents, too, have something to learn from the amicable kindness that Pinky's mother, father and stepfather show each other.
- Dewey: F
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362882): 32 pages, 10 (w) x 10 (h), © 2007, 08/14/2006
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 2.9
- ATOS Interest Level: LG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 109417
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce (JUV013020)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents (JUV013060)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings (JUV039050)
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Author: Eve Bunting
An author of more than 250 children’s books, Eve Bunting has won numerous awards and honors, including a Pen International Special Achievement award for her contribution to Children’s Literature. In 2002 she was chosen to be Irish American Woman of the Year by the Irish American Heritage Committee of New York. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Illustrator: Lisa Papp
Born and raised in Iowa and Nebraska, Lisa Papp attended Iowa State University College of Design for one year, and studied three more years at Du Cret School for the Arts in New Jersey where she won numerous awards for her watercolor paintings. “I am lucky to illustrate. It gives me a chance to dream and see it come to life. Nature has always been a friend to me and continues to be one of my best inspirers.” Lisa currently resides in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her artist husband, Rob, and their whimsical cat, Taffy.