“Grandpa’s in our hearts, you see.”
Written by Lauren Flake and illustrated by Lauren and her late mother Dixie Benton Stucky, Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved One gently leads little ones and their parents into meaningful conversations about death, grief, and eternal love.
Activities and resources in the included Parents’ Guide reinforce the book’s comforting message of legacy and hope.
Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go? is a 2017 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner.
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Hope for grieving families
“This book is not only beautiful, but the message is full of child-like wonder and curiosity around a topic that can be so heavy and serious. Bravo for being able to lift the burden of grieving without making light of the sadness and pain.”
Susan Seay, #Mentor4Moms and mom to 7 at SusanSeay.com
“I use Lauren Flake’s beautifully illustrated books in my psychotherapy practice when I help my youngest clients search for peace and understanding after a loved one’s death. Grandparents often are a child’s first experience in losing someone they used to hug, but now they’re gone. While death is hard enough for adults to come to grips with, children have said they instinctively find comfort in lines such as, ‘Is he on the open range, running free, a wild mustang? Is he in the songs we sing, the sound of love and joy we bring?’ Lauren’s books are filled with a compassionate wisdom.”
Leslie Tourish, L.P.C. at LeslieTourish.com