This fully illustrated children’s book explains 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…”
Completely honest and written in Alex’s own words, this autobiographical story explains what happened in the months after his daddy died – burial, cremation and spreading the ashes, as well as living after loss.
It reminds the reader that it is okay to be sad, but that it’s okay to be happy, too, and combines simple, yet honest language with beautiful full colour illustrations.
To a young child, there is no difference between asking “How does an aeroplane stay in the air?” and “What happened to daddy’s body?” – they simply want to understand.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2020
Elke Barber (now Elke Thompson) and Alex Barber
Illustrated by Anna Jarvis
Paperback, 40 pages, full colour throughout, US Letter size