Rory's Room of Rectangles (Paperback)
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Rory's Room of Rectangles (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 18/05/2023
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Rory loves his dad, but he also really likes his step-dad, Tony. He has weekends with Dad in the park and makes imaginary dens with Tony, so when Father's Day comes, who should he make his card for at school?

Spotting his frustration, Tony spends his 'rainy-day pennies' to take Rory somewhere new - an ART GALLERY, full of wonders.

As they pause to reflect in a huge room of rectangles, Rory sees his conflicting feelings glistening back at him in many powerful colours. Afterwards, a 'chance' encounter with Dad, under a red sky, helps Rory realise that he doesn't have to feel torn at all.

PRAISE

"...one of the most realistic and honest portrayals... of the conflicting emotions experienced by children who have parents and stepparents. Perfect for children in KS1 and brilliant for children to be able to see their own and others' realities reflected." - The Literacy Tree

Publisher: Owlet Press
ISBN: 9781913339487
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 240 x 240 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"An honest and compassionate story." - The Rocketship Bookshop; "Another winner...should be in every Primary School in my opinion." - Bev Humphrey, Literacy & Digital Media Consultant; “A warm and gentle story that celebrates blended families. The art Rory sees in the gallery is an effective representation of his conflicting feelings as he settles into a new way of life, but the overriding feeling at the end of the book is love." - Clare Helen Welsh; "Essential reading for children, whether they are living in a blended family or not." - The Kids Books Curator; “Family dynamics are constantly changing and these need to be reflected in the stories we read. It is worth adding this book to libraries, schools and homes!" - My Shelves Are Full Blog; “An essential read about a child who has both a dad and a step dad. It is a gentle exploration of blended families and the attached emotions. A truly beautiful read!” - @father_reader_teacher on Instagram

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“Thoughtful book about blended families”

A lovely story about a little boy adapting to his new blended family. The author handles a tricky topic thoughtfully and Rory’s emotional turmoil is shown visually to young readers via a gallery of paintings. Lots to... More

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“Exploring the emotional journey of blended families beautifully”

A beautifully written story by Ian Eagleton exploring Rory’s feelings about his dad and step-dad and how hard it is for children to feel torn between the two. This story shows Rory’s dad and stepdad come together to... More

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“A powerful empathy-filled book!”

A powerful and gently reassuring book about Rory who is torn between who to write a father's day to, now he also has his Mum's boyfriend Tony in his life as well as his Dad after a divorce.

It's... More

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