Finding The Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents


This is a story of disappointment and reconciliation for a little girl placed in foster care and the dog who is unapproachable until she finds just the right place to touch him.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book offers ways for the child to relate to the protagonist’s emotions of anger, sadness, hope, and disappointment. It is equally appropriate for adults who work with children living without their parents.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

None offered by this reviewer.

Parent Reaction

The book touches at the heart of every person’s emotions, big or small. It is a well-written book with exceptional illustrations that speak to all children.

Type of Book:
It teaches the reader to grasp the perspective of a child who cannot live with her parents.
Educational Themes:

Alcoholism, shelter living, and feelings of displacement are handled with great aptitude. It is ideal for teaching school-age kids about all types of families, including non-traditional models.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. The book's approach to foster care living both for children and for the people who care for them is wonderful.

Title Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents
Author Janice Levy
Publisher Magination Press © 2004
ISBN 1591470730
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Emotions and Feelings, Self Worth
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