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I Miss You: A First Look at Death [Paperback]

Pat Thomas , Leslie Harker
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Jan. 1 2001 First Look at Books
When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death. Titles in this sensitively presented series explore the dynamics of various relationships experienced by children of preschool through early school age. Kids are encouraged to understand personal feelings and social problems as a first step in dealing with them. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The story lines are simple and direct--easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page.

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Pat Thomas is a psychotherapist, journalist and mother. After working as a journalist and broadcaster in the USA, she now works in the field of women's health and child development and writes for publications such as The Guardian Company Magazine and Practical Parenting. Her book 'MY Bees: My Family's Changing' was the winner of The English 4-11 Awards. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This IS the book for answering kids questions!! Nov. 26 2003
By Mamyt
This book covers much more than things live and then they die. It talks about how you feel and invites the child to tell how they are feeling. Besides talking about death it explains funerals and what the purpose is. The thing I liked best about this book was how it explained the after life. No matter what your religious beliefs their explanation of after life is perfect and doesn't limit it's self to any specific belief. It goes on to discuss this in terms a child can understand "sometimes it helps if you think of a soul as a single rain drop, joining a great big ocean". We got a few books to help us explain and answer our 4  year olds questions but this one covers everything, it's the only one we would have needed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! July 11 2003
By Tanya
I bought this book for my 5 year old when his grandmother died. My son was dealing with some serious grief. We were searching for any way that we could to help him. He loves this book. It has questions to go over with your child that really open up the communication and help children deal with the emotions that they are feeling. This book is a favorite in our house that we read every night and have great happy memories of our loved one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for young children. Dec 21 2009
By Pam K
I bought this book to try and explain the feelings thoughts and processes around my brother's untimely death and funeral. It explains everything in a great way. My little one, age 4, loved the pictures and will pick up the book to read. At one point I showed her a picture of the "funeral" part, where a child is sitting quietly listening to people talk about the deceased. I asked her if she thought that she could do that. She was honest and said, No. :-) After a few times more, she said she thinks that she could sit still for a while. It's not a religious specific book and is good for all readers, adult and child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book June 20 2011
By Terri
My 8 year old nephew passed away due to cancer. I bought 3 books for my 5 year old to help her understand what happened for him to die and what the funeral, etc was all about. This one was the best out of the 3 I bought. It really let her open up about what she was feeling and it explained the funeral, viewing and why people die. It ask's you questions so that you can have a open question/feelings with your children.

I would highly recommend this book!!!!! Even helped me a bit to talk about his death as a family.
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