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Lasting Love

Written by Caroline Wright and illustrated by Willow Heath
Published by Rodale Kids
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$17.99
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3-7
Target Age
40
Pages
Picture
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Publisher Summary

This gorgeous picture-book meditation on loss and family love is a useful tool for children navigating a first experience with death.

When a family member or another loved one becomes ill, one of the scariest aspects of their sickness is the way they may change, both physically and in spirit. The feeling of loss can come so early as the person becomes more difficult to recognize. It’s a hard thing for anyone to understand, and especially so for a child. This book offers a helpful visualization of a sick person’s essence as a friendly creature who remains strong and warm, even as the illness progresses. The creature is always around and never tries to cheer the child up, but only serves to keep them company.

Caroline Wright and Willow Heath clearly understand that, like the creature, a book cannot “fix” a painful situation or even make it a little better. Instead they simply reflect the pain of loss back to the reader and help them understand that they are not alone.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1984850148
ISBN 13:
9781984850140
Publication Date:
August 20, 2019