A Understanding... A Place in My Heart, Paperback Book

A Understanding... A Place in My Heart Paperback

Edited by Hannah Ray

Illustrated by Patrice Barton

Part of the Understanding series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


"My heart feels so sad and empty, And my tummy is churning inside.

Things won't ever be the same again. I want Grandad by my side." Andrew's grandad has died, and Andrew is feeling very sad and confused.

Explore with your child the difficult issue of bereavement as Andrew talks about his feelings with his mum and dad.

These charming illustrated storybooks allow small children to get to grips with upsetting and bewildering situations that might be affecting them or people around them.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: QED Publishing
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781848350045


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Andrew did not want to go home from school because it was a sad time since his grandpa died. His family let him talk about it, be sad, and then showed him how to turn his sadness into happiness. This book showed that being sad and talking about the person you lost healthy. It took me through the stages of the healing process, something I never had to go through, but opened my eyes that it is okay to talk about it.I do not think I would use this in the classroom directly, but more on a personal level with a child that is in the situation.