Designed for foster children (ages 5-10), "Robbie's Trail through Foster Care" is part of an educational, dialogue-opening series for kids in out-of-home care. *** This engaging story is about Robbie Rabbit's journey into foster care. Robbie is removed from his birthmother's home due to an unsafe environment. In kid terms, the story hints briefly of physical abuse (a caseworker checks Robbie's back and legs for "ouchies") before placing him with foster parents. Robbie meets his new foster family, learns what a foster kid is and experiences some commonplace behaviors as he adjusts to his new life. The ending is intentionally vague: Children don't know whether Robbie will end up with his mother or whether he'll ultimately be placed for adoption. *** Unlike most other books for foster children, "Robbie's Trail through Foster Care" is a 72-pg book containing a story (described above) as well as several related children's activities. Activities cover issues such as control, self-esteem, feelings, anger management & communication. Use this book with the "Adult Guide to Robbie's Trail through Foster Care" (ISBN: 978-0-9817403-3-1), sold separately. (The adult guide is a requisite companion piece containing instructions for facilitating activities, talking points, tips and answers, when applicable.) *** The Robbie Rabbit(TM) stories and their supplemental materials are designed specifically for foster parents, adoptive parents and/or caseworkers who want to: (1) Help a foster child and/or an adoption-eligible child adjust better to tough changes in life; (2) Promote communication between the child and the important people in his life; and (3) Gain insight into a child's feelings and interpretation of the world around him.