Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saying Goodbye Book Review

Saying Goodbye
By Jim and Joan Boulden
This is a children’s workbook/coloring book. It is a National Hospice Organization award winner. It talks about the natural cycle of life and death, common feelings for children after someone dies, what children can do that might help them grieve, and that love and memories are forever. Children can draw their loved one, what death is, what life is, and their memories. There is a place to write a goodbye letter at the back of the book. It’s a pretty good book. I personally didn’t choose this one for my son because I didn’t like how it doesn’t tell about what happens to the dead person – it only talks about the dead body. They probably left that part open so you could talk with the child about those questions they might have and specifically say what you believe which is nice because it leaves it open to many different beliefs.