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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, through the eyes of beloved character Freeda the Frog™, Nadine Haruni’s book tackles difficult question, how do kids really feel when their parents divorce?
Freeda The Frog Gets A Divorce
Children can find it difficult and confusing to deal with divorce. How do you tell a child that their parents won’t be living together anymore?
In Freeda The Frog Gets A Divorce, author Nadine Haruni tells a story to help families cope with the often overwhelming emotions of a new family dynamic. This is a children’s book that clearly explains what divorce is is helpful due to the fact that approximately half of marriages end in divorce. Additionally, it fosters empathy for children whose parents are not divorced in order to better comprehend the struggles of their friends.
Freeda The Frog Gets A Divorce, the first book in her Freeda the Frog series, is about young Frannie and Frank and their parents, Freeda and Fred, who are now always fighting. Frannie and Frank are saddened by this, and Freeda informs them one day that mommy and daddy are divorcing. Frannie and Frank cry incessantly after Freeda explains the little tadpoles’ confusion. They are unable to comprehend why mommy and daddy no longer wish to share the lily pad. The change was difficult; Frannie and Frank visited their father Fred on the weekends at his brand-new lily pad while living with their mother, Freeda.
Little Frank and Frannie quickly discover that even if they don’t live together, both of their parents will still love them. The little tadpoles also discover that they are not the only ones, and that other tadpoles at the school have parents who have split up. Frannie and Frank’s classmates advise them to talk to loved ones and not keep their emotions to themselves. Frannie and Frank slowly came to realize that even though Daddy and Mommy live on different lily pads, they will live happily ever after.
Parents and children alike will find solace in reading about how Frannie and Frank coped with their parents’ divorces, whether they are still reeling from it or adjusting to a new family structure. Nadine Haruni’s mission is continued inFreeda The Frog Gets A Divorce, assisting all species families, one tadpole at a time.
Nadine Haruni is an award-winning author of children’s books and the mother of five children in a blended family. Her Freeda the Frog™ series follows a frog family through a variety of real-life “stuff”—a parent’s divorce and subsequent remarriage, adjusting to a blended family, starting a new school, moving to a new town, and meeting the gay family on the lily pad next door, among other things. Her books aim to help all children understand that no two families are the same, in addition to assisting children who are experiencing these circumstances.
All five Freeda the Frog books have been leveled to meet National Educational Standards and have received a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review and the Gold Mom’s Choice Award® for Excellence in the family-friendly picture book category. In the LGBTQ category, Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door received a Royal Dragonfly Book Award.
As part of her mission to promote an atmosphere of awareness, empathy, and inclusion, Nadine frequently appears on parenting podcasts. Nadine works as an attorney and is a certified yoga instructor in addition to writing and parenting. She and her family reside in Bergen County, New Jersey.
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