Grief is Like a Snowflake

A Picture Book About the Death of a Loved One


SKU: B050-Net

Grief is like a snowflake. Each snowflake is different and everyone shows grief differently.

After the death of his father, Little Tree begins to learn how to cope with his feelings and start the healing process. With the help and support of his family and friends, Little Tree learns to cope by discovering what is really important in life, and realizing his father’s memory will carry on. Best-selling author, Julia Cook, and a lovable cast of trees, offers a warm approach to the difficult subject of death and dying.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anita DuFalla
Paperback ISBN 9781931636780
Grades K-6
32 pages
Release Date September 15, 2011

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National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

What a wonderful tool for parents to use in helping a grieving child by using fantasy to confront reality. Julia Cook has made a difficult task so much easier with her insights and knowledge. Children can readily relate to stories with illustrations and this one makes it so easy to open up discussions about a painful topic.

Helen Fitzgerald

The death of a loved one can have a lasting, major impact on a child due to limited life experiences on which to draw. This storybook by Julia Cook is an excellent resource for people to help children of all ages talk about their feelings and fears, along with providing guidance in answering difficult questions related to death and dying.

Dave Opalewski
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