The Book That Made Me: James Mayhew 17/07/19
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
'Some time ago we said goodbye to Mummy. I am not sure where she has gone.'
Rebecca Cobb takes on the difficult topic of bereavement in this beautifully-illustrated, understated and very moving picture book, following a little boy as he struggles to make sense of his mother's death. Cobb approaches her subject with integrity and sensitivity: the simple text is perfectly complemented by evocative illustrations full of warmth and tenderness that perfectly capture a small child's view of the world.
Touching, direct and honest, this is a powerful book that explores the many emotions a bereaved child may feel - from anger and guilt through to sadness and loneliness - and could provide a valuable starting point for talking about feelings.