Commitment Book Review
Mom And Dad Glue
Written by Kes Gray and illustrated By Lee Wildish
MOM AND DAD GLUE By Kes Gray, illustrated by Lee Wildish, is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a young boy whose parents have separated. He claims “my mom and dad have come undone, I need to find some glue.” And so begins his quest to find a pot of “parent glue” to fix his broken family.
In rhyming prose, MOM AND DAD GLUE illustrates the fears and concerns of a young child whose parents are splitting: Why are they breaking up? Is it my fault? How can I get them back together? The beautiful illustrators each have a giant crack, representing the fissures in the young boy’s life.
Desperate to reconnect his parents and his world, the boy ventures into a glue store to purchase Mom and Dad Glue. It is there that the store owner explains to him that he needs to look beyond the break, and although his parent’s marriage is broken, their love for him is not. The child leaves the store, with new knowledge and acceptance for his situation.
MOM AND DAD GLUE deals with the unhappy topic of divorce and presents in language young children will understand, not solutions, but a soothing message that divorce is not the children’s fault, and that it does not effect a mom or dad’s love for their children.
MOM AND DAD GLUE is an ideal book for divorcing parents to read with their children, to help them understand that although mom’s and dad’s love for each other may have changed, their love for their children is forever.
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