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Josie Girl and Blueberry Blue

This book shares one child’s experience of loss and the emotions that follow. Her father’s sensitive response helps her understand and manage those difficult emotions. Everyone experiences grief and loss—in events both big and small—but it is in early childhood that we begin learning the skills to manage this. Authored by a professor of early childhood education at Central Oregon Community College, this book is a moving read.

Author: Amy Howell, PhD
Year of Publishing: 2022
Number of Pages: 28

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  1. [email protected] (verified owner)

    A short, easy read for young children. It offers a good dialogue for discussing grief, disappointment and sadness with kids.

  2. [email protected] (verified owner)

    Cute little book

  3. Ethen Chavarria (verified owner)

    Amazing little book!

  4. pauljohnsonbend (verified owner)

    Great book for kids and young adults.

  5. Lacey Kress (verified owner)

    Loved this read. Thanks

  6. Amber (verified owner)

    This is a great book for simply explaining emotions to kiddos. My 5 and 8 year old really enjoyed it!

  7. Amy Oland (verified owner)

    A beautiful book that opens the door for discussion on grief and sadness for your little ones.

  8. C (verified owner)

    Engaging book for young children on loss

  9. Jess_Note (verified owner)

    Cute story with beautiful illustrations.

  10. eschloss (verified owner)

    I ordered this book over a month ago and I have yet to receive it 🙁 I would love to read this book so I am going to try ordering it again!

  11. 1130 (verified owner)

    My daughter is a bit young for this book now but it will be a good lesson for her as it has a good example of something you like being taken away and how to deal with that.

  12. accessdenied (verified owner)

    super book, you’ll love it.

  13. Hersey2 (verified owner)

    An engaging book for young children about emotions and a responsive adult.

  14. Toby Abraham-Rhine (verified owner)

    The story is simple, but poignant as it tries to metaphorically deal with loss. I ordered it to use with my students. I am curious to test drive it with them. It is nice that the parent figure does not try to teach an unrealistic lesson that everything will be okay. Instead, there is a gentle reminder that life is about tears and loss sometimes and there is resilience in that truth.

  15. [email protected] (verified owner)

    Such a peaceful read to enjoy with my children. Softens the understanding of loss and the emotions one may experience during grief. Highly recommend.

  16. mfulkie (verified owner)

    Such a great book!

  17. CT Wolfard (verified owner)

    Good book

  18. cdorrah (verified owner)

    Lovely illustrations and a sweet story for children experiencing grief.

  19. money4morey (verified owner)

    Loved this book. This author was a speaker at a leadership retreat I attended. Love books that put real life examples in terms that children can understand.

  20. RebeccaM (verified owner)

    My family and I loved this book! The pictures were very engaging and really showed a variety of emotions that even the youngest could recognize. I like the hard cover format and how it opened up discussion on emotions. Highly recommended.

  21. SMohler (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the fact that this is a quick read to teach children about grief and loss. I also enjoyed the fact that it teaches you to not be afraid to love something or someone again, even after feeling sadness.

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