Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Always My Brother... a book review.

As a pediatric critical care nurse, I have seen all too often a sibling dealing with grief.

I also see first hand the lack of age appropriate reading resources that kids can relate to when coping with such a loss. I am happy to share with you a new picture book by author Jean Reagan titled Always My Brother.

  • Always My Brother

  • Author: Jean Reagan

  • Illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill

  • Suitable for ages 6-12 and reading level grade 3-6

  • ISBN 978-0-88448-313-7

This is a touching story of John and his sister who loved each other and shared many interests until his death. The pictures and the text together form a tender story of loss and the journey through grief for his sister, Becky including feelings of guilt when Becky began enjoying life again.

Parents can use this inspiring story to begin discussions with children dealing with such a tragic and sudden experience or as a start to the exploration of feelings before a child experiences death.

Kids will relate to the feelings of the character and find an understanding of their own emotions as they read this story over again. Get a copy today to use as a great resource for kids when helping them to sort through the grief process. It is an excellent read and a wonderful book to share as a family. Check it out and let me know what you think.


Carma's Window said...

Hi Teri,
I love the title of this book. Thanks for the review. You always have such meaningful information for us.


Keri Mikulski said...

What a wonderful resource. Thanks for the info.

Gayle McCain said...


Still, and as always, a wonderful writer, who shares generously. Thank you for this terrific review.

Gayle McCain

Dorothy Massey said...

Keep up the good work, Terri. The world needs people like you.