My best friend's 9 year old daughter died one week ago today with
her father in a car accident. My friend read this book, which
was one of her daughter's favorites, at her funeral service 2
days ago. She had all the children at the service come up and
sit with her while she read it to them. It really helped my 5
year old son understand that although she is not coming back to
our world, she is in a good place. Her death has been the hardest
thing for us, even as adults, to understand. This book brought
some peace and comfort in a very difficult time.
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the words are
so poetic. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is suffering
with the loss of a loved one. I am using it to teach my children
about hope and loss.