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Callum Kindly and the Very Weird Child

Callum Kindly and the Very Weird Child

A story about sharing your home with a new child

Sarah Naish and Rosie Jefferies, illustrated by Megan Evans

Part of the Therapeutic Parenting Books series

Quick Overview

Callum Kindly likes living with his mum. When Katie Careful, a very weird child, comes to live with them, Callum struggles to understand why she acts so differently. This story explores difficulties children can experience when a new child comes to live in their home
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Paperback / softback
2017, 10.75in x 8.50in / 273mm x 216mm, 32pp
ISBN: 9781785923005
2017, PDF, 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-609-4
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Callum Kindly is a kind and caring boy, who lives alone with his mum. That is until Katie Careful comes to stay with them who Callum thinks is a very weird child!

Katie manages to get in the way whenever Callum wants to speak to his mum or have snuggle time. She cries and sulks on his birthday and she steals his toy car. Luckily, his mum can explain to him why Katie acts differently.

Written by an adoptive mum and her daughter, this is a story that explains what it's like for children aged 3-10 living with foster or adopted children, or with new children in the family.


'A much-needed resource to support birth children in fostering families. Through the character of Callum Kindly, they will recognise the mixed feelings often experienced in sharing their family with children who have had difficult and traumatic life experiences'
- Dr Heather Ottaway, lecturer in Social Work with Children and Families, University of Bristol

'This [series of therapeutic parenting books] deals with common emotional and behavioural difficulties of adopted and fostered children... These books should be available in every adoption agency for use by social workers or to be lent to parents."'
- Professor Julie Selwyn CBE, Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, University of Bristol

'This is me, Mummy, I feel like that, I am not the only one, Mummy'
- Beth, aged 9

'[The therapeutic parenting series] are the most valuable books on my book shelf'
- Foster carer


Illustrated by: Megan Evans