The fifteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.
Danny was petrified and clung to me in desperation as I carried him to my car. Trapped in his own dark world, he couldn't understand why his parents no longer loved or wanted him and were sending him away.
While Danny's parents have everything they could wish for in material terms, they are unable to care for their only child. This is where Cathy comes in. On a cold, dark evening, Danny finds a place in her home where he can be himself, away from his parents' impatience and frustration. Often in his own little world, six-year-old Danny finds it difficult to communicate, finding solace in his best friend and confidant George - his rabbit.
Cathy quickly becomes aware of his obsessively meticulous behaviour in addition to his love of patterns - he sees them everywhere and creates them at any opportunity - in his play and also with his food. She realises that patience is the key to looking after Danny as well as her well-tried strategies for managing children's behaviour.
With his father refusing to cooperate, it becomes increasingly likely that Danny will be living with Cathy permanently until she gets an opportunity to speak her piece.
©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I absolutely love the Cathy Glass books, I love the fact that they are all done with the same voice as you can really imagine that this is the voice of Cathy Glass.
As other books by Cathy Glass this one is a sad and touching story. As a prospective adopter I found them helpful and would recommend to read/listen them along with special literature.
Narration however is what lets this and other books down. Not that it's bad it's just not fitting. It sound like the book read for 6 year olds.
I have read and listened to lots of this authors book and enjoyed all of them, but this one is very good as you don't guess how it ends. great book.
also the narrator keeps you listening.
At the beginning I was thinking of returning this book and when I got into it I was captivated by it. In fact, it gives a lot of leads how to deal not only with children but also with adults. I liked the language of Mrs Glass where in a "novel" type of expressions she transported quite a lot of psychology. I find it very useful.
I liked her reading and I noticed that all books of Mrs Glass are read by her. I wonder if some of them might have been read by a male voice.
Not at the beginning, but some 1/3 into it I got captivated.
Has not only a psychological dimension but human as well.
Classic Cathy Glass writing, it draws you in and you feel the whole range of emotions.
Classic performance from Danica Fairman, she really draws you into the story. I can't imagine anyone else narrating for Cathy, the partnership is perfect.
This was great listening to it was fab
Cathy she's great with kids
Read all cathy glass books
cathy is such an awesome care taker she not only saved Danny but his family also
Book was very good. Love how it shows that just a little patient can get you anywhere as long as you put your mind to it.
"a definite sleep killer"
Love all of the glass books, I can never stop listening to one until I have finished, it really can be detrimental to my sleep schedule lol
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