Comparing Dinosours Divorce An


The two children's books that I will compare and contrast are: 1) When We Married Gary, which is about a single mother with two daughters who remarries. The oldest daughter still misses her father occasionally, and the youngest has no memory of him. This is based on a true story and presents the positive things of a perfect remarriage, from the perspective the youngest daughter. 2) Dinosaurs Divorce, uses dinosaurs as the main characters and it explains the negative and positive things about divorce, living with one parent, and remarriage by an objective narrator. It does a nice job on explaining emotions children experience during these transitions and emphasizes that it is okay to ...

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and supportive. There are moments when the parents act silly with the girls, and they also discipline them at appropriate times. The stepfather seemed to have slipped in very casually. He let the girls know that he did not want to take their daddy's place, but they can call him papa. The stepfather, who is a forest ranger, also takes the girls to work with him sometimes. The children's roles and responsibilities to the parents are also very positive. The girls show respect and acceptance for their new father, and they even made him a card for Father's Day. In Dinosuars Divorce, again, gender roles are not differentiated. There are illustrations of both divorced mothers and divorced fathers, both are aslo shown tucking children into bed. There are also fathers washing dishes and mothers gardening. Adults' roles and responsibilities to the children are discussed in terms of being patient and understanding, and also that they should get along to make things easier. ...

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