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For many children, the first year of an international move is filled with new experiences and feelings. Sometimes they can be difficult to explain.

Follow one child’s journey. Use their story, questions and ideas to open conversations with your child.

Create a record of your child’s unique experience by writing their thoughts in this book.

Anna & Sally


"A Ball, a Book and a Butterfly" is a great new tool for parents or educators to use with their children during times of global transition! The story explores how one child felt during his international move, and is accompanied by reflective pages to help adults in their discussions with children about what they are feeling (or have felt) when making similar moves. Such discussions are key so children can process the inevitable losses that come with transition so in time they can also be free to use the many gifts such a childhood also brings. Good job, Anna and Sally!"
Ruth E. VanReken, co-author Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds and co-founder Families in Global Transition

"I read my son the book tonight. I wish I had video taped the reading to him!  It was great, all through the book he was making little comments like “that’s how I feel”, “that’s just like at my school”, "I get sad and miss my cousins too”.  He even interacted with me and answered the questions in the book when I read them to him.  I wasn’t sure if he would, but he did.  Congratulations!!  We think it is an amazing book!"