Written by Lizi Boyd
All over the world there are stories about stepmoms – and most of them are not too pleasant. They are generally, wicked, mean and do all kinds of terrible things to their stepchildren. So Molly is a bit worried and upset when she’s going to visit her dad and his new wife for a summer vacation. She’s sure the new mom will be mean and very ugly and perhaps she’ll even try to poison her!
You’ve probably guessed what happens next. Molly’s step-mom is kind and caring but both have to go through a period of adjusting to each other. During that vacation, Molly learns new things, gets closer to her dad and comes to love her stepmom in a way that doesn’t replace her own mom, by does replace the pain she felt when her parents divorced.
Told in a funny and very real manner, this book is great for addressing the stereotypes of stepparents and speaks to the merits of giving someone new in the family a chance before judging them. A light-hearted and heart-warming “kids-eye-view” to a tough but important subject.
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Directed at young children, this sensitive story aims to ease misconceptions about the wicked step-mother. A free-lance designer whose work has appeared in many national magazines, Lizi Boyd has also written "Bailey the Big Bully".