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Book Review: Amanda Helps Becky Say Farewell

, by Mystee


Summary from GoodReads:
Patricia Goskowski Kubus's book Amanda Helps Becky Say Farewell is a compassionate, compelling story written to help children answer tough questions about death.

This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.



My Review: The first part you'll notice in this book is the dedication. The author lost her daughter, Amanda at a young age and in this wants to help other children deal with loss.

Becky's dog, Max has been hit by a car {and, of course, me being the dog fanatic, I already had tears}. The vet is unable to save him and he comes home to be buried in the backyard.

Without her best friend, Max, Becky becomes bitter, mean and anti-social. After awhile Amanda, an angel, comes to visit Becky.Amanda explains that our prayers are not always answered and that we'll lose many friends and loved ones throughout our lives -- that we must find others to love and become friends with in the absence of the ones we miss.

This is a difficult read because no one likes to lose anyone and it's such a harsh reality. However, I found it a good way to teach my children more about loss and death. This book has been added to a very special place on my children's book shelves -- the one that shows the importance of a pet as a family member.


RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥

Pages: unnumbered
Softcover

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

2 comments:

  1. This topic is very hard for me. I try to shelter my kids from death. When we have a friend or family member pass, they're never allowed to funerals and such. I really hadn't thought about what I'd do when our dog passes.

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