Jack's Daddy is acting different, but he still looks the same. When Daddy comes home with a Brain Injury, Jack struggles to accept the new changes in him. Jack associates Daddy's new behavior with all sorts of wild animals, from a forgetful Squirrel to a grumpy Grizzly Bear. Follow Jack on this incredible journey into acceptance and the life lesson that Love can survive any injury.
Daddy's Different tells the often untold story of Brain Injury through a child's eyes. Beautifully written and illustrated, Daddy's Different gives a voice to Brain Injury's smallest victims and offers insight into this mysterious world.
Author Bio: G. Forest
As a writer, G. Forest sees the world through stories. After her husband received a Traumatic Brain Injury in 2008, she struggled to explain such a complicated injury to her two young sons. Daddy's Different is a story inspired by their own experience in the hopes of shining light on this difficult subject.
G. Forest lives in Vancouver, WA with her two sons and husband. She is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in English at Washington State University. This is her first children's book.
Visit her at her blog www.daddysdifferent.wordpress.com
Illustrator Bio: Vivian Mattila Walikainen
Vivian acknowledges she is a work in progress and is thankful for each moment of life, especially the good stuff. Her relationship with Jesus sustains her through the ups and downs life brings. She is married, blessed with six children (plus one son-in-law), and treasures a beautiful grandson. She is working on her bachelor's degree in Human Development. Entertaining, traveling, writing, and painting are highlights in her life.
|Publisher:||Dog Ear Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Daddy’s Different: A Look At Brain Injury Through A Child’s Eyes is a children’s book with the power to heal. The narrative and illustrations masterfully present the story of a child’s struggle to understand a father’s brain injury. But, what is particularly noteworthy about this book is that not only children, but adults also, will be able to relate to the story no matter what life obstacle they may be facing. Daddy’s Different brings a powerful message of hope, and hope is where the healing begins.
What a wonderful book to read not only for families struggling with such tragedy, but for those who want to even begin to understand the pain and triumph of a family going through this!!