THERE ARE VERY FEW RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN TO HELP THEM WITH LOSS AND GRIEF. THIS BOOK IS EXCELLENT.
-Dr. H. NORMAN WRIGHT
EMILY LOST SOMEONE SHE LOVED | Grief Book for kids
by Kathleen Fucci | Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
Emily Lost Someone She Loved is a story about adorable, vivacious, eight-year-old Emily who experiences the traumatic loss of someone close to her. Suddenly, nothing in her world makes sense.
The book communicates real emotions children feel when they lose a loved one, and helps them to see that God both knows and cares how they feel. It includes scenes of humor and sidesteps preachy in favor of real. Instead of focusing solely on heaven, Emily Lost Someone She Loved provides children hope for the here and now.
Author, Kathleen Fucci, explains: "Losing a loved one, at any age, is devastating. But for a child, it can lead to fears, insecurities, bitterness, loneliness, isolationism, and estrangement from God - scars that can last a lifetime. I hope Emily Lost Someone She Loved will be a resource for both the grieving child and surviving parent or caregiver. It's a book that can be read over and over again, restoring faith in God and hope for the future."
One out of seven children will lose a parent or sibling before the age of 20.
Study completed by Comfort Zone Camp,
I am the mother of three children whose birth mother died of cancer when they were young. When I met them, they were ages twelve, ten, and eight, all grieving in very different ways. I have seen first hand the pain and confusion that accompanies childhood loss. But I have also seen the healing that can take place when children begin to understand who Jesus is and how much He loves them. By using our family's personal experience as a foundation, I hope this book will be a refuge for grieving children to express their sorrow, to feel understood in all their pain, and to come to know that God is their ultimate source of comfort, healing, hope, and joy here on earth, as well as in heaven.
Author, Emily Lost Someone She Loved