Bereavement Book of the Month – August | Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies

Bereavement Book Lets talk about when someone dies

Each month we will be highlighting suggested reads for both adults and children.

Our recommendation for this month is Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies Written by Molly Potter and Illustrated by Sarah Jennings

Summary

From Molly Potter, best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? and What’s Worrying You?, comes a picture book for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next.

When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of different emotions and explaining them to a child isn’t so easy. This book uses clear, easy-to-understand language to answer complex questions about death and how a child might feel when someone dies. It covers all manner of tricky subjects with sensitivity and honesty, from what death is to why people die.

Each double page spread takes a child through how they might feel, what they might think and how they might behave. With engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers, Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies fulfils an important but difficult need for starting conversations with children about death and bereavement, in an accessible and supportive way.

For further help and advice, please visit our Bereavement Support page. Rosedale Funeral Home are active supporters of Nelson’s Journey, a charity committed to supporting bereaved children in Norfolk. We are also a subscriber to the Childhood Bereavement Network, a national, multi-professional organisation working with bereaved children and young people.

For more information about how to involve children with the funeral arrangements, please visit our What Happens at a Funeral page.