“A Ball, a Book and the Butterflies – A Story about International Transition” by Anna Barratt and “our own” talented Sally McWilliam has hit the shelves at Books & Co. It’s a lovely book for international families and their young children about the joys and tricky moments of moving from country to country saying goodbye to friends and making new ones.
Here is what Ruth E. VanReken, co-author Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds and co-founder Families in Global Transition has said about the book:
“A Ball, a Book and the Butterflies” is a great new tool for parents or educators to use with their children during times of global transition! The story explores how one child felt during his international move, and is accompanied by reflective pages to help adults in their discussions with children about what they are feeling (or have felt) when making similar moves. Such discussions are key so children can process the inevitable losses that come with transition so in time they can also be free to use the many gifts such a childhood also brings. Good job, Anna and Sally!”