Lovingly penned by licensed psychologist, Bonnie Zucker, Something Very Sad Happened Today is written for a little child whose grandmother has died. Illustrations by Kim Fleming provide a beautiful catalyst for gentle conversation with your child.
Zucker wrote this book for her own child after the sudden death of her mother. With every word, she strikes just the right tone – the reality of death gently blended with tenderness.
Although written specifically for the death of a grandmother, I would suggest that it is perfect for expanding to include anyone – grandfather, parent, friend, aunt, uncle, etc. Perhaps you or a friend could write the relationship appropriate for your family on a small piece of paper to temporarily tape over references to “grandma” or “she”, thus allowing the book to be specific and personalized to your child..
This is a beautiful book which I highly recommend.
Hardcover. This book is available through Amazon.com, BN.com, or your local independent bookstore will be happy to order it for you. The price ranges around $16.00 new.