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I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: A Child's Guide to Grief and Loss
     

I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: A Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

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by Dianne O'Quinn Burke (Illustrator)
 

A best friend has moved away…Dad no longer lives with the family… A favorite relative or pet has died. This warm and comforting book gently helps the grieving child identify his or her feelings—from denial and anger to guilt and sadness—and learn to accept and deal with them. Expressive illustrations help children discover that it is

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A best friend has moved away…Dad no longer lives with the family… A favorite relative or pet has died. This warm and comforting book gently helps the grieving child identify his or her feelings—from denial and anger to guilt and sadness—and learn to accept and deal with them. Expressive illustrations help children discover that it is natural to feel the pain of loss, and that they can help themselves feel better by seeking the comfort they need in healthy ways.

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From the Publisher

“A wonderful, enchanting, much needed book that will be a great help to children who are experiencing grief.”
Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, author, Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

“...a warm and compassionate discussion of the grief process... I wish I could hold your hand offers comfort, guidance, healing, and the support needed by a child experiencing a loss.”
Dr. Gregory LaGoy and Prakash Mackay, MA, Hospice Maui, HI

“This lovely little book offers exactly the comfort and support that a grieving child needs...
Shakti Gawain, author, Creative Visualization (Second Edition)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915166824
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
381,479
Product dimensions:
7.47(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Pat Palmer, EdD, (1928-2015) was a psychologist and former director of the Assertiveness Training Institute of Denver. She counseled adults and young people throughout the U.S. in the areas of assertiveness and self-esteem and was author of several bestselling children's books on the subject. Her books are widely translated, and particularly popular in the U.S. and Japan.

Dianne O Quinn Burke graduated from St.Martin School of Art. She has twenty years experience as a freelance artist and has illustrated dozens of published books. She currently resides in California with her husband, who is also an artist, and her cat.

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I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: A Child's Guide to Grief and Loss 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best, most concise and to the point books on loss I have read. After reading about 10 useless books on loss, I happened upon this. I bought it for my best friends son, but found it also helped me! It helps adults explain many different types of loss to children of many age levels. Loss from a friend moving, a divorce, the death of a pet or a family member. The book is written by a family therepist, but doesn't have all of the usual 'mumbo-jumbo' that might turn a lot of people, especially children off. I found the book to be very well written and would recommend it without reservation.
Jo_B More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved reading this book with me so much that she brought it to our grief group meeting to share it with her friends! It's easy enough for little kids to read even without great skill.
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