Since Dad Left by Caroline Binch

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Sid is cross. He feels cross a lot nowadays. He doesn't understand why his mum and dad don't live together any more. And when Sandra, his mum, tells him that she's arranged for him to spend some time with Mick, his dad, he doesn't want to go. Even if they try to make him, he won't speak to Mick.

About Caroline Binch

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Caroline Binch is a highly successful author and artist. She studied Graphic Design at Salford Technical College and is best known for illustrating Amazing Grace. She has also written and illustrated Gregory Cool, and illustrated Hue Boy by Rita Phillips Mitchell.
Published January 1, 1998 by Millbrook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Binch's (Amazing Grace) expressive watercolors lift this fairly well-trod tale of a boy's unhappiness about his parents separation several notches above most. Sid lives with his mother and their pets;

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While the text is a bit heavy-handed in spots (""Sid wanted to hit [his father] as hard as he could--but give him a big hug at the same time""), Binch authentically zeroes in on the conflicting emotions that a parental breakup can elicit.

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