Pixie’s New Home
This is the story of Pixie, a little donkey, who is moving to a new house. She is sad about leaving her best friend. On her arrival, she meets a strange animal that she has never seen before. Pixie will discover a new world full of joy!
This charming story is for young children who are about to move house and will help them to understand the emotions they may go through as a result. It is designed to manage a child’s expectations, help them to become resilient. It will also give them hope.
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“In Pixie’s New Home, Emmanuelle Payot Karpathakis offers us a delightful, beautifully illustrated book for young children. In [the book], she addresses the paradoxes inherent in moving for all children, particularly those who are growing up accompanying parents on international assignments. Parents and children alike will recognize both Pixie’s curious wondering about possible adventures ahead and also the great sadness she feels in leaving friends behind. This book is a great tool for parents who are anticipating a relocation to read and discuss with their children. It offers both permission for the paradoxical feelings as well as the hope for the future as well. – Ruth E. Van Reken, co-author Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds; author, Letters Never Sent, co-founder Families in Global Transition
“Transitions are very hard for young children and relocation is one of the most difficult transitions in a young child’s life. Emmanuelle addresses the challenges of relocation through the sweet story of Pixie’s new home. This little book is a must for young libraries!” – Peggy Love, President of Education Services, Dwellworks, LLC; President of FIGT
“Emmanuelle’s book is a great resource for those involved with helping young families and their children through relocation. Whether you are a teacher, a youth program trainer or a parent looking at creative material to help young children though the relocation experience, this is for you!” – Anne-Claude Lambelet CCT trainer and Coach Owner & Manager at ACL Consulting