Loss and Love (9 Books Supported by Smart Learning Pen)
The Loss & Love series of life education picture books written and illustrated by 15 outstanding creators from 7 countries; United States, Britain, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Australia, these books help children to understand loss (toys, pets), separation, disease, aging, death and, learn to deal with sad emotions, inspire them to think and look at problems in different ways, and have more enthusiasm towards life!
★ The Lines on Nana's Face
It's granny's birthday, but her little granddaughter wonders why, because of the lines on her face, she looks so worried! But they are simply wrinkles, and grandma is very fond of her lines because they are where she keeps her memories.
In this imaginative and charming story, Simona Ciraolo turns the lines from old age into little wrinkles of wonder and memory as a little girl learns all about the precious moments in her grandma's life.
★ I Have Two Homes
In this sensitive story translated from the Dutch, this quiet picture book reflects the experiences and insecurities of many young children... This perceptive, child-cantered picture book portrays the pain of parental separation and the satisfaction of finding happiness afterward.
"I am Nina. I have two homes. Dad lives in one house. Mom lives in another house. And I live in both houses, Sometimes with Mom and sometimes with Dad." In this loving picture book, Marian De Smet gives an honest, uncomplicated account of what it can be like when your parents split up.
We were born together, inseparable from each other. But one day something terrible happened. How to face setbacks? If one day you are not so perfect, will you give up on yourself? It turned out that Rita didn't need two shoes but only with a green sock. Loss or war, is not terrible, you always have your own value and love that accompany you.
★ Grandma Forgets
When your grandmother can’t remember your name it should be sad, but maybe it is just an opportunity to tell her more often how much you love her!
Grandma Forgets is the heart-warming story of a family bound by love as they cope with their grandma’s dementia. Over the years, the little girl has built up a treasure trove of memories of time spent with Grandma: sausages for Sunday lunch, driving in her sky-blue car to the beach, climbing her apple trees while she baked a delicious apple pie, and her comforting hugs during wild storms. But now, Grandma can’t remember those memories. That’s alright though, because she has her family to help her.
★ The Fix-It Man
It's handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. A young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things. But following the death of her mother, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as damaged toys and cracked teapots. Together, she and her father find a way to glue back the pieces of her lives. The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl's mother). Repairing damaged emotions is not as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy. And grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life's harshest experiences. The author was encouraged to seek publication for this story after receiving the endorsement of several grief counsellors who work with children and who recognised the need for a book such as this.
★ Here In The Garden
From award-winning author and illustrator Briony Stewart comes a tender picture book about loss, love and friendship. The wind is raking through the falling leaves and I wish that you were here. As the seasons change, a young boy shares the magic of his garden with a special friend. Here in the Garden is a personal tale from Briony’s life and shows that you can always find your way back to a loved one through your heart and memories.
★ Iver & Ellsworth
From a factory rooftop, Iver and his good friend Ellsworth (a rooftop bear) are content to watch the busy world below. "Everyone's going somewhere," Iver says. "We can see the whole world from up here. That's enough somewhere for me." But after Iver retires, the friends must venture out in search of a new somewhere. Of course, the very best views are those you share with an old pal.
★ The Around The World Adventures of Caramel The Bear
Every child has his favorite toy in childhood; a car, a doll, a ball... These toys cannot accompany them for life, but one day their beloved toy might leaves them and, how they face their loss?
There is a teddy bear in the story, it is caramel in color. The caramel color bear lives in southern France. His owner is Emily and she treats the bear as a living person. When this caramel bear went to the forest to play with his owner's family, he was forgotten in the forest, and his adventure began here. His poor little master came home and found the caramel bear was missing and was crying sadly. The poor caramel bear, he was lying in the forest and was found by Lucas, he took the him away, and the caramel bear made new friends, this time Lucas took him on a school outing, they went to Paris to visit, but caramel bear was forgotten in Paris. However, it didn’t take long before Yumi picked up the caramel bear and took him back to Japan...
★ The Memory Box
"I'm scared I'll forget you..."
From the perspective of a young child, Joanna Rowland artfully describes what it is like to remember and grieve a loved one who has died. The child in the story creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one, to help in the grieving process. Heartfelt and comforting, The Memory Box will help children and adults talk about this very difficult topic together. The unique point of view allows the reader to imagine the loss of any they have loved - a friend, family member, or even a pet. A parent guide in the back includes information on helping children manage the complex and difficult emotions they feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.
Size: Est Box 29.5cm (L) 35.5cm (H)
Note: Supported by Quway Smart Learning Pen and Baby Tadpole Smart Learning Pen (Learning pen needs to be purchased separately)