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Grandma's Gloves
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I couldn't help but to tear up while reading this. It is such BEAUTIFUL bibliotherapy. When I was a child, I would have wanted to read this to help with grief. It's the type of life lesson that puts a smile on your face when you close the book. There is so much we can teach children about what they can do with the memories they have of a grandparent. Author Cecil Castellucci reminds us to take these gifts and wisdom and keep passing them on. In Grandma's Gloves the little girl appreciates her Grandma's adoration of gardening. Her memories are filled with Grandma working in her garden and always having her gloves nearby. A relationship and bond formed out of this hobby. It's the connection to her Grandma. Who knew a pair of garden gloves could mean so much to a little girl. They mean so much that she wants to keep the tradition alive...so lovely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
It’s not very often a children’s book brings tears to my eyes but this one did. Beautiful illustrations and simple text make this the perfect book to share with a child who is dealing with the death of a loved one. In her first picture book Cecil Castellucci used her memories of her own grandmother’s love of plants as an inspiration for this touching book.

This book along with a pair of gardening gloves would make a perfect gift for a child who has lost their grandparent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I bought this book for the grandchild of a deceased friend.

I have found using a book as therapy is most helpful to the young child in understanding and coping with life's difficulties.

I read many books from the library and this one fit my friend, as she loved to garden.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2013
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I found this in a book shop in America when I was visiting last year and when we returned home, I ordered two copies. They are a really great resource to have in our parish library for when children lose grandparents. The story is excellent.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Something I wish would have been made a bit more apparent to me prior to purchasing this book. it was meant to be a gift for a coworker, who loves gardening and was expecting her first grandchild. I "Looked inside the book" and found no mention of the fact that the poor child would at some point find her beloved grandma slumped in a chair, DEAD! As the dark ghostly figures take away grandma, the girl cowers alone, at the base of a staircase, gripping a blanket. In the explanation to the child, her dear Grandma is lumped with a ratty dog and a tree with the phrase, "Everything dies one day." Thank goodness my friend has a wonderful sense of humor and we all got quite a laugh at it. Lessons learned; do more than "Look Inside the Book" and don't buy this book!
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on February 10, 2014
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a sweet story of a little girl who loves and loses her grandmother. written in a way that makes death feel like a part of life rather than something scary. it addresses feelings of sadness and encourages us to remember our loved ones. a beautifully sweet, easy to understand, and totally child appropriate approach to sharing our experiences of losing loved ones with little ones. Julia Denos' illustrations are magical and make the story even sweeter.

i'm grateful to have added this to my collection to share with my children someday.
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on April 21, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I love this story because it could have been my mom's story; she loved her flower gardens and her grandchildren, even when she became forgetful and eventually didn't know them. She's recently passed on and It's wonderful to find a book that so exemplifies the feelings one has about losing their loved one. The author and illustrator did a wonderful job and I will use this story for my young grandchildren and in my classroom whenever dementia and loss come up.
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on February 11, 2015
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Very nice story for a child who lost a loved one. Thanks Cecil.
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