Author: Pat Thomas

Age: 4 to 8 years old

Category: Grief – Loss

Why We Like It: When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one’s death. The book also encourages kids to talk about how they are feeling. It contains questions you can go over with your child to help start a conversation so they can better process their grief.

The story line is simple and direct, making it easily accessible to younger children. There are touching full-color illustrations on every page. Besides talking about death, the story explains funerals and what their purpose is. The explanation of the after life doesn’t limit itself to any specific belief. It keeps the discussion in terms a child can understand like “sometimes it helps if you think of a soul as a single rain drop, joining a great big ocean”. This book can help make a difficult conversation a little bit easier.

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