From the Cover of Robbie’s Trail Through Foster Care by Adam Robe:
Robbie Readers: Each Robbie Reader is a story with full-color illustrations and relevant activities in the back of the book. Activities reinforce the main concept in the story. Robbie Readers show either a child welfare professional or a foster (or adoptive) parent working with Robbie Rabbit on an issue commonly experienced. A few of the Robbie Reader titles include: Wanting to Belong, Meeting My CASA, and Moving to Another Foster Home.
Transfiguring Adoption gave this book 5 out of 5 Hoots based on it’s usefulness to foster and adoptive families. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here.]
What Our Family Thought:
Margie Fink, co-founder and foster/adoptive mom, discovered the Robbie Readers while creating a summer camp for foster/adoptive children through her nonprofit, Community Kids. Margie found that Robbie’s Trail Through Foster Care was an excellent tool to engage not only young children but middle school and high school children. High school kids were literally begging to have the book read to them in place of outdoor play activities.
Our family and myself [Darren] as an artist find the illustrations to be half of the reason that the readers are so engaging to children. I personally appreciate that this reader depicts Robbie’s birth mother as someone that needs help but she is pictured as a nice/average looking person as opposed to depicting her as lazy or trashy. The reader also does a great job of walking kids through the various professionals’ jobs and foster care issues on a kid level.
It should also be noted that the author Adam Robe was also a foster child.
Related Activity Books:
- Robbie’s Trail Through Through Foster Care ACTIVITY BOOK
- Robbie’s Trail Through Through Foster Care ADULT GUIDE
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Discussion Questions for Your Family:
- Do you have a CASA worker? What is their job?
- Do you have a case worker? What is the case worker’s job?
- When you moved into your foster home, what foods were different to you?
- What is the hardest thing about going to a new school?