When We Are Apart
When We Are Apart is a sweet rhyming picture book to help families cope with separation while a parent is away. This book will help even your youngest child name their feelings, cope with their emotions, and navigate through them while being reassured that they are loved unconditionally. Based on debut author Becca Johnsey’s own experiences helping her children deal with missing their Dad while he is away on work trips. Becca hopes this book will be as impactful to other families as it has been for her own. Perfect for ages 2-5.
5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite
When We Are Apart delivers a storyline that will hit home for many families with little ones. It has a common thread that everyone on some level will be able to relate to, whether that time apart is on a larger scale spanning months or on a smaller scale of just a few hours. The activities and the tips that are shared in the book are incredibly helpful and valuable for those who are struggling with the time spent apart from a parent. Becca Johnsey has created a literal helping hand in the form of a children’s book, not only for this generation but for the many generations that are to come. – Erin Nicole Cochran, Readers’ Favorite
5-Star Review from Reader’s Choice
– Publishing Date: January 24, 2023
– Dimensions: 8×10
– ISBN: 978-1-955767-37-8
– Library of Congress Control Number: 2022912372
– Hardcover Bound
– E-Version available
– Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing
– Author: Becca Johnsey
– Illustrator: Marižan (Maja Ranisavljev)
Erin Murphy –
I am a pilot as is my husband. We have rearranged our lives to reaffirm our family’s bond. So I appreciated how, When We Are Apart, touches on the challenges and the wins of time apart. The author does a wonderful showing how affirmations of connection & love language come in many forms. The examples at the end of the book are wonderful.
Enjoyable illustrations also nod to our military personnel and families, which I appreciated.
Holly DiBella-McCarthy –
This one book will help so many children who feel big emotions when a parent leaves for the day, or the week or longer. It is written in delightful rhyme, with just the right amount of age appropriate strategies to help young children. This heartwarming story is a must read for families looking for a way to make days happier when one parent is away!
Becca Johnsey wrote a personal and sensitive story that will benefit all children. It addresses uncomfortable feelings such as sadness, anger, and loss as family members leave the home and travel for work. Becca includes helpful tips to incorporate into the children’s daily routine for emotional adjustment, self-care, and building resiliency. These are wonderful healthy habits for the earliest learners. Beautiful illustrations throughout the book are very engaging! This is such a great book for parents and teachers alike! Highly recommended.
Jannesy DeLeon –
An endearing, touching story about a boy missing his father when he is away at work. The author, Rebecca Johnsey, cleverly uses rhymes to convey the son’s feelings and how he copes with them. When We Are Apart is a wonderful and much needed tool to help and comfort young children dealing with separation anxiety.
Dede Dankelson –
I love this sweet, rhyming story about helping toddlers cope with separation anxiety. Like the Dad in this story, my husband travels frequently for work. This book with the recommended activities to help would’ve been fun to use when my boys were young. Helping children learn how to manage their emotions is an important role for a parent, and this is a valuable tool to have in your home library.
Shel Curry –
What a wonderful story about a young boy’s love for his father and how much he misses him when he’s away for work. This story resonated deeply because my kids’ father has to travel for work from time and time. When he’s away, they miss him a lot. When We Are Apart gives examples of what kids may go through when one of their parents is away. Fathers are very important in a child’s life and this book – bonus, it’s also a rhyming book – highlights emotions, feelings and the special bond between a father and son. It’s a great story for kids with traveling parents or parents who are away for business.