An excellent resource: THE LOSS OF A GRANDPARENT TO COVID-19, Gramps. A short story to read to your children to help them through this difficult moment by Marion Donon

This is a beautiful, sad but wonderful book. I think that it would be best to read it aloud or together with a child.  This title honestly and movingly conveys what it means to lose a cherished family member.  The story is about the loss of a young boy’s grandfather.  It is clear that this grandfather will be deeply missed and the boy is given plenty of opportunity to reminisce and hear stories about his family.  In addition, the book explains why a child could not visit a relative with Covid and allows for different beliefs about what happens when someone dies.  The boy is assured that his grandfather will be honored and remembered. The boy, himself,  is reassured that he will live for many years.

Of course it is deeply sad to need a book like this.  I think though that it will be a welcome resource for families who don’t know what to say or how to explain death to young children.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.  Highly recommenced!

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