Erik goes home and asks his mother, "Where's my daddy? Do I have a daddy?"
Erik's mother explains that he, like all other children, has a daddy, but that she and his father were never married. His father went away soon after Erik was born, she says, adding, "Caring for a baby is a big job, and your daddy wasn't ready for that."
In "Special Section for Single Parents," young single parents and several psychologists and counselors discuss such critical issues as the never-married parent and the totally absent father.
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Summary: This book is the story of a young boy who is only raised by his mother and has never met his father. While playing with another child he accidentally hurts her and she then says she's going to tell her dad. When the young boy says he's going to tell his too, the young girl tells him he doesn't have a dad. So he asks his mom if he has a dad and she explains where his dad is.Personal Reflection: I enjoyed this book because the story can relate to many children, even me. Most books have these families that come from the perfect home, but not all children grow up in homes like that. It's nice to have stories that can relate to children and let them know they're not alone.Classroom Extension Ideas: 1. Have the students draw a picture of a loved one that for any reason is no longer a part of their everyday lives, or just a loved one they really miss.2. Have the kids draw a family portrait and label everyone in the picture.