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Breeni BooksThe Dragonfly Secret is a heartwarming story of love and remembrance. It provides a degree of reassurance to children that loved ones exist in some form after they've passed. It is also an altruistic tale of friendship. The dialogue is carefully scripted and flows at a nice, even pace.
The message is deepened by Gibson's exquisite watercolor illustrations. Her nature scenes are colorful, vivid, and detailed with a soft quality that complements the sensitive storyline perfectly. The reader will want to step right into that peaceful garden. Though Lea communicates with humans, her image is realistic and not a caricature of an insect.
Whether used as a coping aid or read for pleasure, The Dragonfly Secret is a wonderful tool for parents and teachers to have on hand. It approaches a delicate topic with sensitivity and care, guiding children through difficult times. The authors have a talent for storytelling and can relate well to a child's perspective. The Dragonfly Secret would make a wonderful gift for a child facing loss in any form.