“Quinn Says Goodbye” by Christie Thomas is a great book for kids dealing with grief. The age range could be as young as three years up to possibly ten. This book introduces Quinn, a happy, young owl, who meets a bug, Blink, who is in trouble.
Blink is hurt and Quinn and her mother revive it back to full health. Quinn and Blink become friends until one day Blink is unexpectedly gone. The book addresses themes of grief and loss and the confusion that comes along with it. The book takes a biblical perspective asserting that, “God doesn’t always stop bad things from happening, but He is always with us and comforts us.”
This book would be helpful for young children going through any kind of loss, a grandparent who passes away, the death of a pet, a friend moving away, even a complicated situation like divorce. At the conclusion of the book, there are some helpful notes for parents and some conversation starters to help draw out your child to process what they are feeling.
I definitely recommend this book to parents looking for resources to connect with their kids who may be dealing with grief, loss, anxiety, or other similar emotions.
This book is set to be released at most major book distribution outlets on August 6, 2019.
Christie Thomas writes about cultivating authentic faith in the home at her blog: www.christiethomaswriter.com where more information and resources can be found. She hails from central Alberta in Canada.
I received this eBook free of charge from Harvest House Publishers via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.