I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: A Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

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Published USA, 1994. 7th printing 2007
I miss you
I love you
I want to hug you
I wish I could hold your hand

Pat Palmer's storybook is written in a simple, direct manner to help children discover that it is normal and natural to feel the pain of loss, and that they can help themselves to feel better. This fine storybook covers loss in a general sense. It reinforces the point that children 'don't make others go away' and 'it's normal to feel sad, lonely, scared and even guilty or angry because they left.' Even though feelings hurt, it's better to feel them than to push them away. If you don't feel the pain, the feelings can stay tucked away for a long, long time. It's okay to cry; it's okay to talk to someone about your sadness; and it's okay to write or draw about your loss. This is an enchanting book that will be a great help to children who are experiencing grief. Pencil drawings.

Ages 5-8 years
Paperback. 28 pages
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