Divorce is the Worst
Written by Anastasia Higginbotham
Illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham
Kids are told, “it’s for the best”—and one day, it may be. But right now, divorce is the worst. Frank but funny, Anastasia Higginbotham conveys the challenge of staying whole when your entire world, and the people in it, split apart. Exceptional in its child-centered portrayal, Divorce Is the Worst is an invaluable tool for families, therapeutic professionals, and divorce mediators struggling to address this common and complex experience.
Part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series, Divorce Is the Worst is a funny but frank picture book for kids whose parents are going through a divorce. In her iconic straightforward-but-sensitive way, author Anastasia Higginbotham sheds light on how hard it is for children to stay whole when their whole world, and the people in it, split apart.
As a child of divorce, I can tell you that the worst part is feeling alone, and feeling like no one could ever understand how awful it is. This book counters those terrible feelings in a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and digestible way. So incredibly important.—PETER PAIGE, executive producer and co-creator of ABC Family’s “The Fosters”
Anastasia Higginbotham…doesn’t sugarcoat the words or the charmingly rumpled illustrations in her new book about parents splitting up…With real humor and no pretension, Ms. Higginbotham offers kids empathy necessary to gain hope and perspective on any traumatic event.—JULIE BOWEN, actress, “Modern Family”ily”