Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Expat Kids Book: The Mission Of Detective Mike Moving Abroad

Hi Everyone, This is a quick but sincere shout-out for Simone T. Costa Eriksson and Ana Serra's recently-published book for expatriate children: The Mission of Detective Mike Moving Abroad (affiliate link).

"Mike is unsettled. He knows that something odd is happening at home because his parents are whispering all the time. But, being a detective, Mike is quickly on the case. He enlists his friend Ikem to help him get to the bottom of the mystery. Mike and his family are moving to another country, making him confused and fearful. What will happen to his toys, his room, his friends, his house? How will he learn to talk in a new language and how will he ever make new friends? As his mission gathers momentum, Mike and Ikem find the answers to his questions and solutions to his problems.

One of the authors is a psychologist, both are experienced expatriates, parents, storytellers and interculturalists. The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving Abroad will allay the fears of every relocating family member as this sensitive story, written in words and terms that make sense to young children, shares rock solid strategies and advice that anyone will find easy to apply." 
(Back Cover)

It was a little wordy for my young ones (so I paraphrased for them a little), but the messages are good and my kids loved the pictures.  Perhaps 9-10 olds would suit the book best. :-)

Congrats to Simone and Ana for turning their dream for this book into a reality... and good luck to all those families relocating right now!  Andrea

1 comment:

Sarah Fraser said...

This sounds like a wonderful way to help kids feel good about moving abroad. I'll be suggesting it to my expat coaching clients. Thanks for sharing!

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