Friday, December 11, 2015
A Children's Book About Grief
The Heart and the Bottle, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is a very wise book for children about loss and grief. A little girl is so sad when her father dies that she "puts her heart in a bottle" so she will not feel the pain any more. But if she cannot feel pain she cannot really feel happiness, either. It isn't until she grows up and gets some help from another little girl that she finds the courage to feel again.