Read to Sleep
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Gifts & Deals
Jun 12, 1986
| ISBN 9780345339256
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Jun 12, 1986 | ISBN 9780345339256
The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life . . . how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children.
Virginia Axline (1911-1988) was a pioneer of play therapy for children.
As a former teacher-turned-editor, who read DIBS many times before even coming to work here at Ballantine, I feel very connected to this book. The author is a leading authority on play therapy and the treatment of emotionally disturbed children. Dibs is one of these lost children. The story takes us through his long journey from being labeled as "mentally defective," to emerging as a gifted and lovable young man. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, a psychologist, or just someone who loves to actually feel what they’re reading, DIBS is for you.–Laura Paczosa, Editorial Assistant
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