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!