Monday, December 26, 2016
Rafi’s Red Racing Car: Explaining Suicide and Grief to Young Children
author: Louise Moir
average rating: 4.25
read at: 2016/12/26
date added: 2016/12/26
'Rafi's Red Racing Car: Explaining Suicide and Grief to Young Children' by Louise Moir may seem to be an odd title to read for the holidays, but in many ways, it's exactly the kind of thing that could be very useful at this time of year.
Rafi the rabbit loves his toy red race car. He especially loves racing it along with his father, until his father loses interest in the car and everything else. One day, Rafi's father leaves the house and doesn't come back. When Rafi's mom tells him that his father has committed suicide and won't be coming back, Rafi doesn't know how to handle his feelings. He is angry with his friends and even wrecks his favorite toy. Then he meets an adult who knows how to help him.
This is a story meant to help young children process the loss of a family member. There is a helpful introduction as well and a multiple page section for adults helping children in this sort of situation. The illustrations are a bit weak in my mind, but the content is solid and helpful. Hopefully, you never have to buy a book like this for a child in your life, but it should be of great comfort to know these kind of resources exist.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Jessica Kingsley Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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