Sorry we’ve been quiet – STILL waiting on that dummy mock-up, been chasing the printer, and meantime Alex has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy – something I had suspected for a long time, but I’ve finally got a diagnosis.
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..
OMG – just spoke to a distribution company in the US – this particular guy specialises in eBooks. Is this a good idea? A book that you can’t touch??? Getting the ball rolling though, and their UK office might be able to help with the distribution of the physical book.
CT scan done (another first), covered in red pen and three permanent red tattoo dots. ‘Sigh’ to starting another part of the journey, ‘YEAH!!!’ to it being the last of the steps to beat cancer for good. :-))))) xx Thank you all for your continued support. We are soooooo close to the final version of […]
Elke and Alex have managed to address much of what a very young child struggles with when someone they love dies very suddenly. Using his own words, it touchingly describes how 3 year old Alex felt when faced with the very grown-up situation of having to get help when his Dad had a fatal heart attack. Finding a book on sudden death suitable to be read with a pre-school child is very difficult, this one fills the gap admirably.Jill Adams, Bereavement Services Team, The Child Bereavement Charity
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