Always and Forever by Alan DurantThis book teaches children how to move on after a loved one dies. This is very helpful because a lot of children go through this and just don't know how to express themselves. When Fox dies, Hare This was a truly heart wrenching book of grieving the loss of a dear friend. I wasn't expecting a story of this nature when I opened the cover, but lo and behold that's what I got.
Always and Forever by Alan Durant
His friends, Mole, Hare, and Otter are filled with sadness, loss, and grief at losing their best friend. As time passes, though, the friends slowly begin to heal with the help of Squirrel and begin to remember the happier times they had with their kind friend. Wow…what a powerful story. I actually lost my oldest sister a little over five years ago, so reading this with my other sisters brought out some sad feelings. Losing a sibling, a friend, is something that goes so deeply and affects you so much. There are moments that are still hard for me and so reading this book resurfaced the toughest time when Inez was slipping away from us and then finally left. With that being said, I thought this story was presented beautifully and honestly.
Published by Harcourt Children's Books Seller Rating:. About this Item: Harcourt Children's Books, Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.
One way we supported our niece and nephew to process the death of their Mummy was by reading books. There are lots of great books out there which deal with death and bereavement. Some are great, some not so great. Each month we are going to review a book and share how helpful we found this book to be. It begins by describing the family unit and what everyones roles within the family are. But we seriously doubt that children will be able to relate to the concept of someone talking a stroll in the woods and dying. Niece read this book to herself one night last week.
When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories. You'll need a hanky. Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books to the teen thrillers. He has three children and spends his time writing, running creative writing workshops and visiting schools where he does wonderful and inspiring talks to kids of all ages. Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series.