I have seen way too many of these books on this site that are STILL on the shelves. I know that the authors are trying to help, and for 1980 this is probably not too bad an attempt. It does bother me that these books seem to have the same theme over and over: Mommy is cranky and Daddy leaves. The example that follows is Daddy taking the child to get a hamburger and have an awkward conversation about custody arrangements. Again, I don’t see how this helps anyone, especially since nothing seems to be resolved at the end of the story. Short answer: I just don’t think these books age well. Youth librarians, please chime in on this one!