|About the Book|
Beautifully illustrated, Suddenly, When All Is New tells the story about how a little bird copes successfully with a move to a new wood. The story was originally written for a little girl who was moving to a new nursery school against her wishes.TheMoreBeautifully illustrated, Suddenly, When All Is New tells the story about how a little bird copes successfully with a move to a new wood. The story was originally written for a little girl who was moving to a new nursery school against her wishes.The book deals with coping with changes, both changes we choose to make and changes we are forced to make. What child does not have to deal with changes? Relocating to a new school or nursery school, relocating to a new home, being confronted with parents divorcing, having to accept living with a serious illness or a disability—all are examples of situations that require adjustment.Suddenly, When All Is New features three main characters. Each represents a different role in the process of change, which includes four stages:* Learning about the new situation-* Having thoughts and feelings in response to the news-* Developing ways of coping- and* Accepting the new situation.Through the experiences of the little bird, the book can be used to open a conversation aimed at helping children understand the process they are experiencing.Charming and sweet book, suitable for children aged 3-8. (Noga Luria, Clinical Psychologist and Biblio-Therapist)About the author:Rachel Metrikin-Gold, a retired social worker, spent 32 years working with children and adults. Helping them adjust to change was a major part of her work.In her personal life she went through major relocations to different countries several times. She believes that needing to accept changes is not just a challenge for children. Not coincidentally, the book was written in the year before she made a major change in her life, retiring from work.Tamara Yuhvetz, the book’s illustrator, graduated from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. She worked for many years as a teacher of drawing and art for children and adults.Happy reading!