I love Melanie Watt books and I am thrilled about her latest, Bug in a Vacuum, that is not only not funny, but looks at the five stages of grief.
With his distinct illustration and writing styles, Todd Parr is another favourite children’s author. In fact, I purchase all his books for the library, because they are simple, poignant, and relevant. In particular, I like his family book and the one about adoption, because they show diverse families and highlight a commonality in all families: love.
In The Goodbye Book, a little fish loses his companion and through this scenario, the readers explores the various feelings and experiences people have when they lose someone they love.
This book is a lovely and sad story. A dandelion and a bird become friends and share their life stories. After a windstorm, the dandelion and her seed pods are gone, and so the bird holds onto her memories, sharing them with some very familiar little dandelions who appear in the field.