PositiveBooklistBoyce is a scientist, pediatrician, and professor, and his book comes recommended by a slew of well-known researchers with backgrounds in pediatrics, psychology, and human relationships. That said, the content may feel hefty for parents who are struggling to navigate challenges with their children. However, the scientific studies Boyce cites are fascinating, and his explanations of their results are eye-opening. He maintains a warm and personal approach throughout, often reflecting on his experiences growing up with a sibling who struggled and parenting his own children. Well suited for teachers, medical professionals, social workers, parents, and caregivers, this is recommended for academic and public library audiences alike.
PositiveBooklistAlthough they were at first reluctant to share their story, Ana and Curt Warner have written a memoir that could reach readers on many levels ... Those interested in sports will appreciate learning more about star NFL athlete Curt; people of faith will appreciate the impact that faith has had on the couple’s lives; and, finally, people touched by autism will find relief in knowing that families in similar situations can not only survive but thrive ... a must-buy for every public library collection.
PositiveBooklistMuch more than a basic dream-interpretation manual ... Readers will be easily drawn into this well-crafted book on an uncommon topic, making it a worthwhile addition to public libraries.
RaveBooklistParents will flock to read the first nonfiction book from Brooks ... [Small Animals is an] engaging account of life as a modern-day parent blends memoir and her research from interviews with other parents, psychiatrists, and parenting experts ... arents will see themselves in Brooks’ personal account of parenting and may relate to the dramatic experience from her own life that frames the book ... Parents who are seeking advice, rather than reflection, will appreciate the vast number of other titles Brooks cites throughout the book. Small Animals belongs on the shelves of every public library.