Erin's Reviews > The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail

The Night Dad Went to Jail by Melissa Higgins
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Dec 05, 2011

really liked it
Read in December, 2011

Books like this can either be really iffy, but this one was great. It does an excellent job of showing what it's like from a child's point of view when a parent goes to jail. The book goes step by step through what happened from the police coming to pick up the father to going to visit him in prison. Feelings, confusion, and counseling are also explored. If you know a child who is dealing with this problem, this book could definitely help.

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message 1: by Msjupiter (new)

Msjupiter Does this book also discuss that if we don't break the law we don't go to jail so that the cycle is stopped and children don't follow in their Dad's footsteps?

Erin No. It just shows the kid's perspective of what happens when a parent effectually disappears from their life because of incarceration.

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