I Remember Mommy's Smile [NOOK Book]

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Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to talk with a child about the illness or death of a parent. I Remember Mommy’s Smile offers parents and other caregivers an opportunity to open the door to dialogue. It also shows children that they are not alone or strange; others have gone through this type of sadness and loss, and they have ended up okay. As author Dina Wolfman Baker understands from her own experience, knowing you’re not alone can mean a great deal. These are her memoirs…written from her child self ...
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I Remember Mommy's Smile

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Overview

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to talk with a child about the illness or death of a parent. I Remember Mommy’s Smile offers parents and other caregivers an opportunity to open the door to dialogue. It also shows children that they are not alone or strange; others have gone through this type of sadness and loss, and they have ended up okay. As author Dina Wolfman Baker understands from her own experience, knowing you’re not alone can mean a great deal. These are her memoirs…written from her child self to other children, with the sensitivity, honesty and directness that can only come from having been there.
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Nini Engel
From Nini Engel, Ed.M., School Psychologist:
This book is a valuable addition for the therapist, guidance counselor, school psychologist, and anyone working or living with grieving children. In simple, moving language, Dina Wolfman Baker provides a comforting yet honest view of a young child experiencing the death of a parent from illness.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012466754
  • Publisher: Baker's Dozen Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 45
  • Sales rank: 796,618
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

At age 11, Dina Wolfman Baker lost her mother to cancer after a 2-1/2 year illness. While she still feels the sadness of her mother’s death, she also recognizes all she gained from her brief time with her mother in her life. It is Dina’s mission to make the most of what her mother gave her. Dina drew from her own experience to write this book with the hope of helping other children who are coping with similar situations. Dina runs Baker’s Dozen Press® and has also written and published Creative License: Summer Sermons on Torah and Living in Community. She and her husband Brad are empty-nesters living in suburban Philadelphia with their cat, Leo.

Rachel Nagelberg is a writer who primarily concentrates on fiction and is in the process of receiving her MFA in Creative Writing at University of San Francisco. Her work has been published in Pif Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly and Collision Magazine. Formerly active as a fine artist, Rachel illustrated Dina's story just before beginning her undergraduate work at University of Pittsburgh. Rachel considers herself a native of both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    Crucial Tool for Help with the Healing Process for any age!

    This was going to be a very sad book to read, and I knew what this was about before it arrived, and still found it hard to open up.
    Even as a children's book, I didn't want to share it with the youngest little ones, because i myself have a fear of death and didn't want to have one of those conversations that pops up once in awhile about where do we go? Will I see you again? Things like that upset me terribly, even if I firmly believe we will be together again. i just couldn't stomach it.
    It was hard to get through this book, especially since it was written through the eyes and heart of a child. I don't like to hear that anybody has to go through such a horrifying event in their life, but I know we all will at some point.
    I do believe this is an amazing book for families who are experiencing a loss of a loved one, especially for the children. (Although it will certainly help the grown ups deal with such a devastating loss as well)
    You can't help but cry a bit, well, a lot, while reading this and the pictures alone are sad enough. The pictures in this story are simple yet in such a beautiful way, especially the mommy part when she is smiling.
    I Remember Mommy's Smile, goes through the whole process of finding out her mother is ill, and the good times they could still have together, to the hospital, to coming home again, to being very sick and going back to the hospital. Reading the words that come from a child really got to me, but this will definitely help with coping and the healing process. There is a part when the little girl couldn't hug her mommy, knowing it was the last time she will see her, that was a nice addition as I believe most children go through this and they should not feel ashamed or feel as though they let anybody down,so this will let them know they are not alone and they are understood!
    The whole story was like this, and covered every aspect of death and dying, and the feelings that a child would have during the whole process.
    Then the little girl explains her feelings at her mommy's funeral, to getting back to school, being able to smile once again, and how she remembers her mommy's smile. This part was especially sweet, and will be a crucial part for children when they need the extra help to try and get back to normal. (and for parents, this book will be a much needed tool for your family, whether it is used to just help your children see they are not alone, or take the place of some very hard to answer questions while you are grieving also)
    I would recommend this book for churches, schools, day cares, all parents and families who have lost a loved one, and of course, any therapists that help families with this process.

    ** I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review **

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

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    This is a child’s story about a parent’s illness and

    This is a child’s story about a parent’s illness and death. Diane Wolfman has created a story to help children of all ages deal with grief and loss. Based on her own experiences as a child. Dina has found it important to write this book to reach out to those who are young and must deal with such a great loss. The story touches the heart. You feel the fear and pain the character feels. It explains the steps an illness can take and how to deal with it. The story is open and honest. It is great for parents, grandparents, teachers and counselors who need a resource to help young children deal with the tough subject of death. This should be on every parents shelf.

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