Jo Empson has delivered a beautifully written and illustrated storybook that helps children embrace their uniqueness and celebrate differences. She introduces separation and loss in a positive and gentle way that is sure to spark conversation and the imagination of readers young and old.
When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly if you are grieving the loss yourself.
Sensitively written and gently illustrated, Something Very Sad Happened explains death in developmentally appropriate terms for young children. It reassures the child that it is okay to feel sad, and that love never dies.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about how to talk about death, answer your child’s questions, and maintain your connection throughout the grieving process.
Age Range: 2 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2