One Dog’s Story of Change
By Julia Cook
Illustrated by Marcela Calderón
In this heartfelt story from the bestselling author of My Mouth is a Volcano!, Foster meets new friends and a kind foster mom who help him navigate the fears and feelings associated with going into foster care.
About the Book
Foster has lived with his mom and “sometimes dad” all of his life… until now. And like so many others entering foster care, he has more questions than answers and so many new feelings to deal with.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen to me.
Will I end up being like Zeke?
Will I have a new forever mom?
Can I visit my mom once a week?”
“I have so much going on inside me right now.
I feel angry, guilty, scared, hurt, and sad.
But maybe the others are right.
Maybe being here isn’t so bad.”
Written in an honest, approachable way, Foster Care will encourage children entering or already in foster care and help them understand they are not alone. Foster, Daisy, Zeke, Simpson, and Rex all have different circumstances which brought them to foster care. Together they talk through their stories and realize this is right where they need to be for now; under the caring watch of foster mom, Miss Beulah.
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About the Author
JULIA COOK, M.S. is a national award winning children’s author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools across the country and abroad, regularly speaks at national education and counseling conferences, and has published children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it”.