Training materials: Nutmeg get a little help

Nutmeg get a little help

Judith Foxon, BAAF

ISBN 1 903699584, £12


Nutmeg the squirrrel is back. He’s older now and he’s ready to find
out more about why he was adopted, writes Clea Barry. His social
worker, Beth Badger, helps him remember the good and bad times when
he was little. She has lots of ideas to help him express his

This latest Nutmeg book has all the strengths of its predecessors:
accessible drawings, honest-yet-child-friendly language and real
emotional punch. With more words and a more explicit story line, it
would suit children aged six upwards. It could be read straight
through as a story, or worked on over many weeks. With so many
creative ideas for life story work, it also makes a great
introduction to the subject for social workers and adoptive

Clea Barry is an adoption social worker

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