What About Neko? (A Helping Hand)

A Story of Divorce

Nancy Loewen, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
AUD $12.99

Becca's parents are getting a divorce and she and her brother will be splitting their time between two homes, but what about Neko, the family dog? Who will explain to Neko whats happening and why?

Becca's parents are getting a divorce. Shes sad and confused, but more importantly, what will happen to Neko, their family dog? Neko doesn't understand what divorce is and Neko isnt allowed in Dad's new flat. How will they ever make this work? In the end, Becca's parents decide to do pick ups at the dog park so Neko can see Dad. Its a step in the right direction.

What About Neko? explores the issue of divorce through a sensitive story that children can relate to.Providing a picture book approach to the PSHE topics of bullying, bereavement, divorce and adoption, A Helping Hand aims to help young children understand and cope with upsetting situations that they might face.

Author bio:

Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writers Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at www.nancyloewen.net.

Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in her hometown of Modena, Italy before progressing to the European Institute of Design in Turin, where she studied illustration. She worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration. She likes to draw accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711251014
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: QED
Series: A Helping Hand
Pub Date: April 2020
Page Extent: 24
Format: Paperback
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Picture storybooks