What Happened to Daddy's Body?

Explaining what happens after death in words very young children can understand

My daddy died when I was (one...two...) three years old. Today we are out in the garden. It always makes me think about my daddy because he LOVED his garden. Sometimes, I wonder what happened to my daddy's body...

This picture book aims to help children aged 3+ to understand what happens to the body after someone has died. Through telling the true story of what happened to his daddy's body, we follow Alex as he learns about cremation, burial and spreading ashes. Full of questions written in Alex's own words, and with the gentle, sensitive and honest answers of his mother, this story will reassure any young child who might be confused about death and what happens afterwards. It also reiterates the message that when you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is okay to be sad, but it is okay to be happy, too.

$19.95
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Press reviews for: What Happened to Daddy's Body?

Steve Sweeney, Director of Bereavement Support Sector Scotland, Child Bereavement UK

There is a saying that if a child is old enough to ask a question, they are old enough to be given an answer. We need to protect our children with the truth in sensitive and caring ways. This book does exactly that, through thoughtful and expressive illustrations, augmenting a dialogue based on real conversations. Exploring and sharing this book again and again with your child will become part of your journey of healthy grieving.

Donna Hastings, Senior Bereavement Support Worker, Richmond's Hope Bereavement Project

Elke has once again captured what is needed for aiding bereaved children's understanding. Sensitive, caring and developmentally appropriate, this book is a fantastic resource for explaining what happens to a person's body after death. I'm sure it will help countless children and their caregivers with some of the most difficult questions.

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