My Parents Are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts about Me

By Bill Cochran; Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)
HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060539429, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“This is the best book for kids about the subject of divorce I have seen in some time. Relayed in a matter-of-fact yet funny tone, it's a story told from a kid's perspective. Lot's of things may make him 'weird' (say, that he has named his elbows), but his parents' divorce is not one of them.”
— Cinda Meister, Booksmart, Morgan Hill, CA


Ted's parents are divorced, but that's just one fact about him. The fact that he has named his elbows Clyde and Carl? Or that Ted walks around with soap in his hair and likes to squawk like a chicken on the phone? Now, that's definitely weird.

As shown in this lighthearted yet heartfelt account, life with divorced parents isn't always easy, but above all Ted knows he's loved—and there's nothing weird about that at all.

About the Author
Bill Cochran is also the author of "The Forever Dog, " which Booklist called ?an outstanding, realistic addition to books about death and dying.? Raised in Palo Alto, California, he is now a creative director in advertising. He lives in Dallas, Texas where he also performs with a popular comedy improv troupe.Steve Bjorkman has illustrated nearly one hundred picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy. He has also sold millions of greeting cards through Recycled Paper Greetings with his brother, Carl. Steve lives with his wife in Irvine, California.
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