Hello everyone! Just wanted to give you an update of where we are…. Unfortunately it is taking longer than we had hoped, but Anna is busy putting colour into all the b&w spreads. She is currently estimating that she’ll have completed all the spreads by the end of February 2014, after which there’ll still be […]
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..
nelson’s journey This is a very inspiring and moving guest post by Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey. I am sitting at my desk, reading probably the most incredible letter I have ever received. The words on the page are dancing around me, my eyes faltering because I cannot […]
Felt so touched by this guest post on Ben’s blog (lifeasawidower.com), written by the lovely Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey (nelsonsjourney.org.uk), that I asked if it was okay to re-post it on here. They both said yes. Thank you! ♥ xxx http://lifeasawidower.com/2013/08/18/nelsons-journey/
Just got a lovely email from Shelley Gilbert, Grief Encounter Project: “Dear Elke, we’ve run out of books – they are so popular in the office and have been sending out to appropriate familes. Again, we are so proud to be associated with such a wonderful resource.” Kind Regards, Shelley Gilbert CEO Grief Encounter Project: […]
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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