In this story the child's father dies.  My nephew was small when his father died.  I couldn't find a book for him that handled a parent's death head-on.  So I wrote this, as an offering to grieving children and families.

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FLAMINGO DREAM

illustrated by Cathie Felstead

2002 Greenwillow

ISBN 0-688-16796-9

  • Bank Street College Best Books of the Year

  • Zooba.com recommended for parenting about grief

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book

  • Renaissance Learning recommended list

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

... aesthetically appealing and emotionally affecting ...simple and straightforward... depicts the stages of grief in an accessible and age-appropriate manner. ....

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