The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec
Explaining grief and loss to young children is never easy but this supportive and compassionate book is the ideal tool to help.
The Scar is a deeply moving and poignant story of a young boy’s journey through grief, leavened with glimmers of humour and touching illustrations. Told with sincerity, hope and unflinching emotional truth and capturing the confusion and loneliness of a child’s grief, this book is a must for all family bookshelves.
Waking up one morning to find his mother has died in the night; this young boy is overwhelmed with anger, sadness and fear that he will forget her. He tries to trap her smell in the house by keeping all the windows closed and picks at a scab to remember her comforting voice. But it is his grandma who shows him how best to hold on to his mother’s love and make sure he knows he is never alone.
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