Chloe's Special Family (A Helping Hand)

A Story of Adoption

Nancy Loewen, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
AUD $12.99
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The Richardsons are having a big family reunion and everyone is gushing over the Chloe's new baby cousin. Chloe cant help but feel different because shes adopted. Her parents play her tell me again game to remind her special and loved she is.

Chloe's Special Family explores the questions surrounding adoption through a sensitive story that children can relate to. The Richardsons are having a big family reunion and Chloe cant wait to meet her new baby cousin. But as everyone is gushing over baby Braeden, Chloe cant help but feel different. She doesn't have the Richardson nose like Braeden and she doesn't have the Richardson chin either. She doesn't have them because Chloe was adopted. Chloe doesn't feel like a Richardson at all, until her parents come over and play her tell me again game to remind her how special and loved she is.

Providing a picture book approach to the PSHE topics of bullying, bereavement, divorce and adoption, A Helping Hand aims to help young children understand and cope with difficult situations that they might face.

Author bio:

Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writers Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at

Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in her hometown of Modena, Italy before progressing to the European Institute of Design in Turin, where she studied illustration. She worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration. She likes to draw accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711250895
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: QED
Pub Date: January 2021
Page Extent: 24
Format: Paperback
Age: 4 - 8
Subject: Picture storybooks