Gramps is a short story for children, in the form of a dialogue between a mother and her son, that tenderly and lovingly deals with the loss of a grandfather to Covid-19.
For 5 years+. (also available in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese)
“This story, profound and pertinent, helps the reader to deal with key elements relating to the concepts of grief and death: sadness, loneliness, memories, our own mortality etc.
It is a useful educational tool for a bereaved child, but also for parents who are looking for support when faced with their children’s questions and emotions.”
Barbara Bienias , Clinical Psychologist, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Service – France
“Congratulations for this book, a must-have tool for young and old, which demystifies death and gives it meaning with perspectives of the future and joy, which are necessities in life. It answers this existential question in a simple and concrete way, allowing all to accept their emotions without guilt, to grieve. Recommended in all unfortunate circumstances.”
Lucie Chédot, Doctor – France
“A touching and sincere story of a conversation between a little boy and his mother, who are affected by death and grief in this so specific and painful situation that we are currently going through. It remind us of the cycle of life with accuracy, honesty and emotion. As a children’s psychomotor therapist,
I recommended it to any family who find themselves in this situation.
This book is a must-have in your personal and professional library.”
Anne-Sophie Jaouen, Psychomotor Therapist – France
“Gramps is a short story whose message is relevant for children of this age group.
It is pertinent in its description of life after the loss of a loved one, and the fact that the departed remain with us spiritually for as long as we think about them.”
Jean-Jacques Grappin, Doctor in Clinical Psychology, CIRPPA board member – France
“How to grieve when your world is turned upside down? This story deals with the questions of a young boy, faced with the death of his grandfather due to coronavirus, with sincerity and tenderness. For young and old, Marion Donon has successfully written a story to help remember the happy moments, to help to pull through the present difficulties and to imagine a future beyond the grieving of a loved one.”
Chouchane Kieusseian, Clinical Psychologist – SESSAD – France
Dr. Gloria Horsley, Ph.D., M.S. C.N.S and Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS