Cindy Klein Cohen, Michael J. Gordon (Illustrator)
Reading Level: 4 - 8 years
Daddy's Promise is about a little boy's journey of discovery after the death
of his father. Jesse is angry and filled with questions. Why did his daddy have to die?
What happens when someone dies? Where do they go? Jesse's questions are answered both by
his mother, and in a series of dreams where Jesse visits his father and learns about life,
death and life after death. Daddy's Promise answers common questions children have
about death, as well as suggestions for coping. Concrete, simple explanations are given
for what happens when someone dies. During dream-like visits with his father, Jesse learns
more about death, what happens when we die and where our spirits go.