Something Very Sad Happened

Something Very Sad Happened
A Toddler's Guide to Understanding Death
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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 younger children. It reassures the child that it is okay to feel sad, and that love never dies.

This story is intended to be personalised to help your child better grasp the content, certain words are colour-coded in red to cue you to subsitute with the appropriate name or pronouns of your loved one. Written at a developmental level that is appropriate for two and three year olds, it can also be used as a starting point for children who are a little older.

Includes a comprehensive '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.

Hardcover, 32 pages