little people big conversations

Fully illustrated children’s books, helping you to easily answer the perfectly natural questions children will ask after the death or cancer diagnosis of a loved one. Written from the child's perspective.

Elke Thompson - author & international speaker

front covers for 'Is it still ok to have cuddles?', 'Is Daddy coming back in a Minute?' and 'What happened to Daddy's body?' by Elke Thompson / Elke Barber


“If a child is old enough to ask a question, they are old enough to hear the answer.”

I write children’s books explaining difficult subjects, like breast cancer and death, in a gentle, yet honest way, using language very young children can understand. All my books are written from my own personal experience, and from my heart.

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Elke's TEDx talk


“You could’ve heard a pin drop…”

I deliver powerful insights into children’s minds, and will help you understand why the only way we can protect our children through trauma is with - the best version of - the truth. Speaking from the heart and from personal experience, my presentations are thought-provoking, authentic and impactful.

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