Joey is concerned that Mom prefers his siblings over him. Joey is more rambunctious and mischievous than his studious older brother Jake and his sweet baby sister Olivia. Is it possible that Mom loves Joey, Jake and Olivia unconditionally, mischief and all?
Children with siblings may naturally compare their own behaviors to those of their sisters and brothers, and feel that they are not living up to their parents' expectations.
This book serves as a fun reminder about the concept of unconditional love. You may not always love the ways your child behaves, but you will always love your child for who he or she is as an individual!
Includes a Note to Parents.
About the Author:
Marcella Marino Craver, MSEd, CAS, recently started a new career as a school counselor after nineteen years as a school psychologist in New Jersey and New York public schools.
She is the author of Learn to Study: A Comprehensive Guide to Academic Success and Chillax! How Ernie Learns to Chill Out, Relax, and Take Charge of His Anger . Chillax! was awarded the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Juvenile Books—Self-Improvement and the Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Comic Books/Graphic Novels. Her most recent book, Shield Up! How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying , was released in August 2014.
Marcella lives with her wonderful husband, their two musically inclined teenagers, and a playful cat, who all fill her life with love, music, and laughter.
About the Illustrator:
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is a talented artist whose passion for stories is shown through her amazing, whimsical illustrations in picture and chapter books.
Joanne is married with two lovely children, a girl and a boy. Together, they discover the world by traveling and deriving inspiration for her art.
Joanne also enjoys photographing street art and supporting women as a trained doula. A veritable global citizen, she currently lives in Asia where she is re-connecting with her roots and continuing the adventure.