Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner
Dottie is on a mission: to solve the mystery of her missing brother. With an innocent and imaginative perspective of having a half-sibling this story reveals the strength hope and love found in all types of families.
AUTHOR: Karen Jacques
ILLUSTRATOR: Erin Cahanes
Karen Jacques was inspired by her stepson Nick and her daughter Sophie to create the characters of Lemmy and Dottie. When Sophie wondered why her big brother wasn't always home Karen thought the best way to explain the situation was through a book but that book couldn't be found. On her mission to find a book with positive characters for her children to identify with Karen learned that traditional families (both biological parents in the same home) are no longer the majority population of American homes. Approximately 70 percent of children living in America are living in unique family situations.
"Read and share this book with your children. Monster Families don't have to be scary!" - Ron L. Deal stepfamily expert therapist and best-selling author of The Smart Stepfamily.