The Fix-It Man
The Fix-It Man
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The Fix-It Man

Written by Dimity Powell & illustrated by Nicky Johnston
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5 - 8
Reading age
32
Page count
13
Words per page
Mar 1, 2017
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What's The Fix-It Man About

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It’s handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. A young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things. But following the death of her mother, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as damaged toys and cracked teapots. Together, she and her father find a way to glue back the pieces of her lives. The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl’s mother). Repairing damaged emotions is not as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy. And grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harshest experiences. The author was encouraged to seek publication for this story after receiving the endorsement of several grief counsellors who work with children and who recognised the need for a book such as this.

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    Father and Daughter

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Do you have someone who can fix everything in your home?
  • How would you feel if one day that person could not fix something?
  • How do the pictures in this story make you feel? Do the colours make you feel a certain way, happy, sad, worried, joyful?
  • Who is Tiger and why do you think he is so important in the story?
  • Describe the relationship between the little girl and her father: at the beginning of the story, in the middle and finally at the end.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781925335347
    Publication Date
    March 1, 2017
    Publisher
    Exisle Publishing
    Text Details
    Sabon 18 on 24pt
    Illustration Details
    The artwork for this book was created with water colours.
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    13
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    957223922

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