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

By Bill Cochran, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, 9780060539429, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009

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
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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.