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A fable for all those whys

Explaining to children why things happen

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 24x15

Pages: 160

ISBN: 978-88-6137-021-0

Publication date: 01/03/2007


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A fable for all those whys contains ten short illustrated stories, written to explain to small children (2-4 years of age) events and situations which are difficult for them — the absence of a parent for work reasons, the arrival or a new brother or sister, fear of the dark, mum and dad separating — for which rational explanations would be premature and would risk closing down communication without allowing any real understanding of what is going on.  Targeting all those parents, grandparents and operators who «just don’t know how to tell them », this book provides the words needed to communicate with the sincerity, tenderness and smiles that children need.


- Introduction
- The story of the roses: when mum goes away
- The caterpillar and the snail: when parents spilt up
- The big bell and the small one: when a new brother or sister is born
- The dragon fable: when you are really angry
- The story of the cherry tree: when others want your things
- The hands of a clock: when dad comes home late in the evening
- The button family: when nursery school starts
- The story of Toby the syrup: when you have to take medicine
- The story of the cake: when you are afraid of the dark
- The car that didn't want petrol: when you have to eat something you don't like