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The Resource As real as it gets, by Amanda Barton and Natalie Hart ; illustrated by Joel Schoon-Tanis

As real as it gets, by Amanda Barton and Natalie Hart ; illustrated by Joel Schoon-Tanis

Label
As real as it gets
Title
As real as it gets
Statement of responsibility
by Amanda Barton and Natalie Hart ; illustrated by Joel Schoon-Tanis
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young boy feels like there's a cobra, a T Rex, a gas bubble growing inside him ... soon it comes slithering, roaring, exploding out: "You're not my real mother!" His mother reassures him: "I'm as real as it gets and I'm not giving up. I'm your mother in truth. Your mother. Forever." The story ends on an "okay for now" moment of love and silliness: "Well, T Rex. Here's the bad news. Forever for you means that you'll always have those silly short arms, too short to pick your nose and too short to tickle your son." As Real As It Gets is for any child (adopted, step, or foster) who might be thinking, "you're not my real mother," but is afraid of how she will react if they let the words escape. Children will be reassured that what they're feeling is normal, and parents will be, too
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LKR
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Barton, Amanda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1926-
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  • Ennis, Natalie
  • Schoon-Tanis, Joel.?UNAUTHORIZED
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  • Mother and child
  • Parent and child
  • Emotions
  • Families
  • Stepfamilies
Target audience
juvenile
Label
As real as it gets, by Amanda Barton and Natalie Hart ; illustrated by Joel Schoon-Tanis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky283530621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781532300974
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Note
ab 09/16, hn 09/16
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
As real as it gets, by Amanda Barton and Natalie Hart ; illustrated by Joel Schoon-Tanis
Publication
Control code
sky283530621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781532300974
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Note
ab 09/16, hn 09/16
Other physical details
color illustrations

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