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by Niki Daly
A moving, honest and forthright story about the effects of alcoholism on a family. Every Friday night Dad drinks beer and gets boisterous with his friends. Later on he and Mom argue. Finally, with the support of an AA member--and of his family--Dad admits his problem and begins to get the help he needs. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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This book talks about a family, where the dad is an alcoholic. Many students live at home with an alcoholic parent or relative. Kid can notice the consequences that being an alcoholic brings, such as fights and some nonsense. I'm sure many students can relate to this story. This book can serve as a sign of hope. Because many of them do relate to the book, reading it can show them that they are not the only ones living at a home with an alcoholic. This book also talks about the AA group and defin ...more
This story is truly rich and detailed for a children's book. It has a well written plot about a family whose father is an alcoholic but eventually receives the help he needs to keep his family together. The story is told from the view of the child who felt embarrassed by his father's drinking. In this book we have more than one cultural group being referenced though the second cultural group only makes a brief appearance by the time the story is nearly over. The illustrations are done with water ...more
I liked this book. Children are often embarrassed by their parents actions, and do not understand why they act different. This book deals honestly with the feelings that children have, when parents act different than socially accepted. It explores family dynamics.