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Am I Like My Daddy? is a poignant book written to help children and families remember loved ones who have died, even years later. It is a tender and truthful account of a wide range of feelings and reactions of children and adults on their grief journey. It is a touching story, one for all ages, and truly elicits a sense of hopefulness. --Lisa Bartoszek, Director of Bereavement Lory s Place, St. Joseph, Michigan --back cover

About the Author

Marcy Blesy graduated from Millikin University and taught elementary school for several years in the Niantic-Harristown and Sandwich Community School Districts in Illinois. After a decade pause to stay at home with her children, Connor and Luke, she seriously began writing after they entered school. Marcy has been published in local newspapers and magazines as well as in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Mothers . She continues to write children s books, including her first middle- grade novel. Marcy, her husband Ed, and children reside in Bridgman, Michigan, near the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Marcy is a Volunteer Facilitator at Lory s Place, a grief education center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The illustrator of Am I Like My Daddy? is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She received a BFA in Art Therapy and Photography from Millikin University, and a Master s degree in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Montessori-educated child herself, Amy received her American Montessori Society Primary certification from Lander University in Greenwood, SC, and served as a Primary Directress in Simpsonville, SC. Amy has worked as a Montessori artist-in-residence, a Modern Art History instructor, an Education Director at an area Arts Center, and a guest lecturer for parent education workshops. Amy operates her small business Magdalene from her home in South Carolina where she lives with her husband and two children. She sells her handmade jewelry, designs promoting peace, and educational materials online.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Bronze Man Books; first edition (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098195913X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981959139
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marcy Blesy is the author of several middle grade and young adult novels and short stories. Her picture book, Am I Like My Daddy?, helps children who experienced the loss of a parent when they were much younger. She has also been published in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books as well as various newspapers and magazines. By day she runs an elementary school library and enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.

Marcy is a believer in love and enjoys nothing more than making her readers feel a book more than simply reading it. She likes to connect with her readers via twitter (@marcyblesy), email (mablesy(at)yahoo.com), or her blog(www.marcyblesy.com).

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kris on January 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
I gave this beautiful book to my 27 yr. old daughter for Christmas. She read it and cried...saying "I feel like I am Grace." My daughter was only 2 years old when her brother died. She has no memories of her own about her brother because she was so very young when he died. Now, with the help of Am I Like My Daddy, she will be able to share with her someday family, the gift of her brother.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elementary School Counselor on January 4, 2013
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"Am I Like My Daddy?", is an inspiring story that reminds us all that while a loved one is not physically present, their presence remains through all who knew them. Through my 20 years as an elementary school counselor, and my work as a grief counselor for children I am always looking for new grief literature that can speak directly to my students. I am thrilled to find this book as it certainly fills a void in the literature. So often I work with children who are worried they will not be able to remember their loved one; or they were like Grace (the main character) too young to remember their special person. "Am I Like My Daddy?" acknowledges the reality for so many children/adults alike that while one may not remember, those who do can help memories come alive and create a better understanding of the deceased. I look forward to sharing "Am I Like My Daddy?" with my students in my grief groups and with their families.
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Marcy Blesy draws from her own childhood loss of a parent as she tells the story of seven year old Grace in her book "Am I Like My Daddy?" Grace is learning to cope with the loss of her father by expressing her feelings of grief through journaling, by learning how others deal with grief, and by asking questions about her Daddy in hopes of discovering more about who she is in the present.

Amy M. Kuhl Cox skillfully captures the essence of Marcy's intent through magnificent colorful illustrations depicting Grace's Mom providing physical contact, taking time to answer Grace's questions truthfully, and helping Grace express her feelings through verbal expression orally as well as through a journal. Conversations with her aunt and grandmother help Grace understand that people deal with grief differently.

The narrative, illustrations, journal entries, questions, and responses all offer natural opportunities for adults and children to dialog openly about the feelings experienced by the child throughout the various stages of grief.

The recent multiple funerals of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut bring questions of how to help children cope with grief to a whole new level as counselors respond to the emotions of grief to the victim's young siblings and their classmates.

Marcy Blesy's "Am I Like My Daddy?" looks at grief from a different perspective, yet many of the same issues are applicable to any child dealing with grief. Grace's search for comfort, her confusion in expressing the feeling of grief, and loneness all come to light in her story as she wrestles with these issues in a search for answers.

Am I Like My Daddy? offers comfort to the child who has lost a parent or loved one through death.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JGranzow on December 1, 2012
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What a great story! It not only applies to children that have lost a parent. It also can apply to a child who's parents are divorced. I just finished reading the book and now passing it onto to each of my 4 children. I can't wait for "Am I like my mommy" to come out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elaine C. Stephens on December 31, 2012
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As a former public school educator and now a facilitator at a grief and healing center for children and their families, I interact with children struggling to cope with the death of a parent or other significant person in their lives. High quality children's literature provides these children with rich resources for understanding and managing their feelings. It gives them language and images for powerful emotions that often seem inexplicable. It reassures them that they are not weird or strange and that they are not alone. One of the finest examples of this literature is Marcy Blesy's new book, Am I Like My Daddy?, with its evocative illustrations by Amy Kuhl Cox. Part of its strength comes from the author's own experiences in her early teens with the death of her father. Its timeless message will resonate with people of all ages and in a variety of situations involving loss. It also is a practical book with helpful suggestions for learning more about a loved one. I highly recommend Am I Like My Daddy? as a gift or for your own library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Outpatient Therapist on January 25, 2013
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I read this book and knew immediately I could use it to help both children and adults in therapy sessions who are dealing with grief. The illustrations in this book are powerful and give a sense of hope and possibility. Children who are tentative about asking questions in grief will be encouraged to ask freely as Grace does. The story highlights that people may respond differently to those questions, yet validates the grief process the child may go through. I encourage anyone who struggles to find words to help a loved one cope with loss to seek the tools available in this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leif Werner on January 10, 2013
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"Am I Like My Daddy?" is an amazing book that will help my students who have lost a family member feel better. I can see myself using this throughout my teaching career with students that need that extra help.

The illustrations are AMAZING and the flow of the book is wonderful. I won't lie, I found myself crying near the end and I have not lost a parent.

Pick this up if you know someone that has lost a member or if you are a teacher. MUST HAVE FOR ANY CLASSROOM!
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