How do we help a very small child understand the death of a much loved grandparent, family friend, or older relative? This picture book was written at the request of a sister whose little grandchild was too young to grasp biblical concepts that can help and comfort older children.
This is a read-aloud story for parents to share with their little ones. It presents the cycle of life in an unsentimental, yet positive way, without either minimizing or over-dramatizing. The promise of life eternal is depicted in the simplest of terms.
“It’s Just What Happens” acknowledges a child’s sadness, while encouraging acceptance, hope and resilience, and perhaps further conversation as time goes by.
The book is small, and easy for little hands to hold, and the story is enhanced with appealing, naïve sketches.