In December, people often take inventory of all we’ve lost and found over the past year. In the picture book below, a young girl grapples with a great loss and, with time, finds comfort.
Ella misses her mom so much she feels like a balloon without air. While others around her laugh and hum, she cries. She tries everything she can think of to find happiness again, from making a magic potion to catching a star. This heartfelt story of grief shows the journey of a young girl who finds comfort in memories of her mom and gradually begins to find happiness after a great loss. Paruzel-Gibson and Catrinella handle a tough topic in a beautiful, child-relatable way that will leave readers with a sense of understanding and hope.
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.