Life Is Like the Wind

Life Is Like the Wind

Book - 2014
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Barron's A Big Hug series offers a gentle and direct approach to the emotional issues that children face. Written by a clinical child psychologist, these books encourage youngsters to share and discuss tough topics with family and friends.

Life is Like the Wind introduces the concept of death to young readers by likening life to the ever-moving wind. When the wind is present, things move and fly and flutter about. When the wind goes away, things become very still.

"Life is like the wind.
When life goes away, the body is very still
The body cannot move or feel
or do anything anymore.
Where does life go when it goes from the body?"

From there, the authors explore the feelings we have when a loved one's life goes away, how we cope with missing them, and how we can celebrate their memory. It also introduces the various things people believe happens to a life that has moved on. Endearing illustrations of animals enjoying, missing, comforting, and honoring one another do a wonderful job of conveying the message that although life is very precious, "when it is time for the life to leave, it will go."

Publisher: Hauppauge, New York :, Barron's,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780764167478
Branch Call Number: J 155. 937 INN
Characteristics: 33 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Agócs, Írisz - Illustrator


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SuJF Apr 28, 2015

A book explaining death and loss in a truly beautiful way, while allowing for everyone's beliefs.

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