Sad about Sammy book Illustration, young child at Christmas looks at family photos.

Sad about Sammy book Illustration, young child at Christmas looks at family photos.

reviews...

 

 

... Help has arrived for hurting families ...

-Chaplain David L. Duprey, U.S. Navy

 "On behalf of the many grieving families I have worked with, I extend my gratitude and deep appreciation...Throughout 26 years of ministry, first as a civilian pastor and now as a military chaplain, I know that there are few resources available with this depth of insight for use with children...Help has arrived for hurting families searching for a way to communicate death to surviving children...Thank you... for this remarkable gift!" 

 
 
...a little book of great beauty to meet a desperate need...full of compassion...

-Dr. Steve Ater, Clinical Psychologist

"...a little book of great beauty to meet a desperate need... I can't recommend enough Sad About Sammy as well as the lovely children's book nestled within ...help bring a hurting family together, strengthen bonds of trust and safety, and rebuild a shared sense of hope in the midst of a time that can feel very dark indeed. Soft-spoken and full of compassion... yet with the strength to say what must be said...could only be written by someone who has walked this painful road and who now holds out a hand for others trying to find their way. I hope that many reach out to take it."

 

 

 

Wonderfully insightful...As a pediatrician, the most difficult thing....Sad about Sammy can help...

-Patricia Francis, M.D.

"... wonderfully insightful book which tells the story of a family enduring the greatest loss and pain that one encounters. Our view begins outdoors, looking toward a window, then moves indoors, giving readers an inside perspective to the home and lives of a family coping with the loss of their child.  As a pediatrician, the most difficult thing I ever face is to attempt to come to terms with one of my patient’s deaths, and to help that family to accept, grieve and try to heal from such a devastating loss. Sad about Sammy can help the entire family... I am always searching for a book to recommend to a family in their time of need, and I have found it...". 

 
 
...comforting...sensitively touches on many of the same questions my daughters asked...gift of hope...

-Karen Cutrona Turner

"...a wonderful resource for parents and a comforting story for children whose lives have been forever changed... When my daughters were 5 and 7 years old, their long-awaited and beloved baby brother passed away...As heartbroken parents, it was difficult to comfort our sad and confused children...This book sensitively touches on many of the same questions my daughters asked about their baby brother. With every turn of the page, the authors include parental guidance, suggestions and advice alongside the children's storybook text...a visual felt-like softness to the imagery that reminds me of a patchwork quilt...a simple yet deeply bittersweet message about the seasons of life and death...From a mother who knows this experience all too heartbreakingly well...thank you for sensitively depicting this grievous journey that none of us ever want to take but sadly, some of us must... the gift of hope for you and them."

 

 

 

Wonderful gift...

-JoAnn McMaken


"...a wonderful gift to buy for a family who has lost a baby or child and has other children. The family can read it together, and it has parent helps in talking with the surviving children about their sadness with their siblings' death. Very unique...loved it, and bought multiple copies to keep on hand to share with others if the unthinkable happens. Also a wonderful "In Memory" to donate to your local public library for others to be helped."

 

 

 

...rare, beautiful resource...we have never seen anything like it.

-Pastor Mike Gauch

"...a rare, beautiful and priceless resource that is invaluable to a family grieving a loss of a child...I sat with a licensed counselor to discuss this book...The illustrations are so beautiful and inviting. Any child can be “in the story”...accessible, sensitive & creative yet profoundly healing...faith-based without excluding...easily imprint their faith into the story...well researched, well written... a parent and child can grieve and heal together – a very beautiful thing...we have never seen anything like it. I strongly recommend this book to counselors and clergy for ministering to those in the midst of this heart-breaking time of loss."

 

 

 

 

...help for everyone in the family...have searched for something like this...highly recommend ...

- Thomas Carrier

"...help for everyone in the family who struggle to find words, or ways to ease their other children into the reality of a sibling death. I love the different ideas for memorials at the end of the book that the whole family can do together. I'm getting one for our local grade school... I've searched for something like this to have on hand for... families going through a crisis like this. No other resource I've found offers as much in one simple and beautiful package. I highly recommend..."