Jun 13, 2013

Two Unique Books Help Families Cope With the Loss of a Loved One

Loss is never easy, and it can be especially difficult for children to comprehend. Within Kar-Ben Publishing's large library of titles are books that can help children understand concepts on a wide variety of topics, like the loss of a loved one, by offering stories told with thoughtfulness and sensitivity.

A little boy and his family gather at the cemetery for the unveiling of his beloved grandpa’s gravestone, bringing stones to place on the grave, as is the Jewish tradition. They tell stories that help the boy deal with his loss, reminding him of the wonderful memories he has of his grandpa.

In this touching narrative, young children ask, "Where do people go when they die?" Each child asks an adult that they trust--a father, a mother, a grandfather, an aunt, a teacher--and, although the reassuring answers they receive are all different, each leads back to the same simple truth: when people die, "They go to God. Who is everywhere." With an afterward and helpful suggestions about how to explain death to children, readers will find insight into one of the emotional issues we all struggle with.
To identify Kar-Ben books exemplifying Jewish values, please use the Valuesfinder tool created by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

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