Last night Alex had a massive, massive panic attack. He was back there, at the caravan park, with his dying dad. Kept getting flashbacks. Couldn’t breathe, couldn’t talk, sobbed, kept hitting himself in the chest with his mouth wide open like a fish out of water… At one point I wasn’t sure whether he was […]
This is our true story...
Both books are based on our true story.
"Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?" explains (sudden) death, while "What Happened to Daddy's Body?" explains cremation, burial and spreading the ashes in words very young children can understand.
They also reassure children and their families that it's okay to be sad, but that it's okay to be happy, too..
This lovely feedback made me cry. Properly. It is so moving when someone shares their story and thanks us for our books. Means the absolute world. I would like to share (with permission of the writer – names blanked out to respect their privacy): “We got 2 new books today, thanks to a post I […]
I was honoured to have been asked to speak at the Child Bereavement UK conference “Getting Bereavement Right for Every Child” in Edinburgh this week. It was a great day, and wonderful to see so many people involved. Amongst other speakers, we got to listen to the amazing young person Jack McIntyre, who shared his […]
Hello everyone, sorry for not having posted for ages, but life has been really busy (when is it ever not?!…) ;o) Just to let you all know that the TEDx talk I gave in Muenster, Germany, back in May is now available online. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD-1X6pf-34 Please do watch, and share. Thank […]
So, wow…. I gave my TEDx talk in Muenster, Germany, last Friday, and the response was overwhelming. Keep your eyes peeled for an app in English and in German, as the wonderful Joerg Rensmann from #infomantis heard our story and offered to help. I am so excited, stunned, speechless, grateful, and everything in between! The […]
Elke is an incredibly determined individual and recognized a need to share her story, born of personal tragic loss, with others and their children who might experience a similar loss. When she went looking to books for answers or similar experiences that might answer some of her children's questions, she found nothing, only more emptiness, which she then decided to fill.Oliver Jeffers, multi-award-winning children's book author and illustrator, and maker of 'Lost and Found'
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