Friday, September 6, 2013

"Love, Hugs, and Hope ~ When Scary Things Happen" ~ A Children's Book Review

I  have personally become good friends with Christy Monson, the author of this book. She has vast experience not only caring  for her own children but through her practice as a Family Counselor. She had a family therapy practice and worked with many children that were dealing with struggles of one kind or another. She says that Talk Therapy is good for kids and art is another way for them to release their feelings.
Christy was also inspired to write this book after the Sandy Hook school shooting and the shooting in the Claskamas Towne Center in Oregon.  She wants families to learn to share their feelings and find hope when faced with some of the tragedies and circumstances of life.  I feel that the writing of this book was so inspired. 
 I love how it has been illustrated by Lori Nawyn. I think children will be drawn to this book with it's simple dialogue and it's colorful pictures.
I think this is a must read book for not only children but teenagers and adults too. We are living in a scary world and almost all children and ourselves will go through trying times where we don't understand what is happening to us.
This book has a very sweet message of hope for children who have experienced a trauma or tragedy in their lives that they don't understand. This book will help them to open up their feelings and be willing to talk about it.This book offers love, hugs and hope for all.
I am going to purchase this one for all of my younger grandchildren - It is a must read!

9 comments:

The Adventurer said...

I will check out this book, because even though my kids will never be in a school things still happen in this big world. My children are just starting to watch the news and I need to explain why things are happening in the world. Just recently we had to discuss Syria with my oldest and try to explain why someone would use poison gas on their own people, and should the US get involved. I think think there is aright or wrong answer
:(IT is such a shame the world is like this:(

Christy Monson said...

Thank you so much for this post. I also love the Adventurer's point of view. It is such a shame that that world is like this. This book is perfect to help children with the problems of life.

Thanks, Hugs to you.

Kendra said...

Looks like a great book, I will have it check it out!

singing/granny said...

Thanks for sharing! I will definitely get this book. Melody

Christy Monson said...

I just followed you in pinterest. I don't know why I didn't do it before now! Thanks so much for the blog post. You are such a dear friend. This book has such an important message for children. Thanks again, Christy

Denise said...

Nice review.

Mom of 12 said...

This looks like one I need to read! We just love books at my house.
Sandy

Debbie said...

what a great topic and the cover is so beautifully illustrated!!

Galen Pearl said...

Enjoyed catching up on your last several posts. This book sounds like a great gift for my grandchild.

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