Wishes For One More Day

Summary:

Anna and Joey learn of their grandfather’s passing one morning. The children and adults deal with their grief in very different, yet equally effective ways. Anna gets an idea to write down all the things she would love to have done with her Poppy one more time.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The loss of a loved one is a hard experience for a person of any age. Wishes for One More Day helps young and old alike grapple with the loss of a loved one in a powerful and touching way.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Not offered by this reviewer.

Parent Reaction

Both the mother’s and children’s perspective are well represented in the story, making the book great for all ages. I even cried at the beauty and simplicity of the children’s idea. I found the book delightful because, for me, it really isn't about death. It is about the celebration of a human being and his relationships, as well as about the things that are possible with such a strong connection. That's what makes it compelling. It doesn't blow sunshine into a vacuous hole. It reminds us of the things we wish for, and the things worth remembering.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book to help children understand death.
Educational Themes:

This book serves as a great reminder of how the simple things are often the most important.

Reading Level:
2.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Not offered by this reviewer.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a compelling book with insight and value for all ages.

Title Wishes for One More Day
Author Melanie Joy Pastor
Publisher Flashlight Press © 2006
Illustrators Jacqui Grantford
ISBN 0972922571
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Family, Death and Loss, Life Lessons
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