Conversations with Little Dude: A Six-Year-Old's View on Foster Care, Adoption, and the Art of Wearing a Cape

Casey Shay Press
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LD: Spittage is gross. S-P-I-T. See, it has spit in the name!
Me: Actually, it’s SPIN-ach. Not spit-age.
LD: Well, it ought to have spit in the name.
Me: Why?
LD: Because I would spit it out!

Welcome to the Dude's Eye View.

Little Dude arrived in his sixth (and final!) foster home at age 4.

He brought with him a wicked sense of humor and a take on the world his foster parents had never heard before.

From his unique perspective, you'll learn

--the logic of lint traps
--the necessity of bribing reindeer
--why Girl Scout cookies are suitable for breakfast, and most of all
--the importance of wearing a cape

Along the way, you’ll see a lost little boy (and his mom!) navigate the emotional and complicated world of adoption from foster care.
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About the author

Little Dude goes to elementary school, plays soccer, rides his green bike, and considers himself a Lego Master Builder. When he’s not being Batman.

Deanna Roy is the six-time USA Today bestselling author of women’s fiction and books for kids. She lives in Texas with her husband, three kids, a puppy dog, a kitty, and six oversized goldfish.

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Publisher
Casey Shay Press
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Published on
Nov 22, 2018
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Pages
86
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ISBN
9781938150821
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
Humor / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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