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by Jan Wolff and Cheryl Hanson, RN, LP
illustrated by Lorraine Dey
Chiquita, a determined young hen, longs to raise a family of her own. The other barnyard animals look on sadly each day as Farmer Olson carries her eggs away. Then one day, he brings Chiquita a dozen eggs to hatch. foster mother Chiquita has her hands full as she scrambles to meet their needs. It is only through a series of mishaps and adventures that Chiquita and her children learn what it really means to be a family.
Chiquita's Children: Teaching Children about Foster Families is the newest addition to the Small Horizons "Let's Talk Book" series written by teachers and mental health professionals to teach young children crisis, coping, tolerance and service skills. It opens the dialogue and provides discussion tips about the blending of families and what really makes up a family.
“...a cheerfully illustrated animal story...a book with a mission: to model and teach respect for all living things.”
— Midwest Book Review
Paperback, 48 pages, ISBN: 9780882825168