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Grief is Like a Snowflake Paperback – September 15, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues (September 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931636788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931636780
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


What a wonderful tool for parents to use in helping a grieving child by using fantasy to confront reality. Julia Cook has made a difficult task so much easier with her insights and knowledge. Children can readily relate to stories with illustrations and this one makes it so easy to open up discussions about a painful topic. --Helen Fitzgerald, Author of The Grieving Child

The death of a loved one can have a lasting, major impact on a child due to limited life experiences on which to draw. This storybook by Julia Cook is an excellent resource for people to help children of all ages talk about their feelings and fears, along with providing guidance in answering difficult questions related to death and dying. --Dave Opalewski, Author of Understanding and Addressing Childrens Grief Issues and Confronting Death in the School Family

About the Author

Julia Cook is a former teacher and school guidance counselor. She is the recipient of several book awards including the AEP (Association for Educational Publishers) Distinguished Achievement Award. The goal behind Julias books is to actively involve her readers into her creative stories and teach them to become better. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers.

More About the Author

With over a million books in print, Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, never dreamed she could evolve into an award-winning children's book author. Several years ago, Julia was searching for an effective story to teach children about the differences between tattling and telling. When she couldn't find the right resource, she decided to write her own book - Tattle Tongue. Fast forward seven years later, and she has more than 50 published books and activity guides. She now travels the country inspiring others to follow in her footsteps. "There are so many ideas out there that need to be shared" says Julia who takes top research and creativity and translates it into "kid language" that is both entertaining and engaging. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behavior skills. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.

Julia has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by the National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice Awards. Her books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo.com, drlaura.com, and babyzone.com and she has also been featured on CNN's HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks.

Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country and regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education, counseling and character conferences. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

In order to teach a child, you must enter their view of the world.
- Julia Cook

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bubbles on April 21, 2012
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I purchased this to help a child with loss of a brother- the concept is good but the message gets lost due to switching between scenarios. Ir will sit on my bookshelf more than it might since I do not find it as helpful as other books by this author.
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this book has lovely illustrations - but the book jumps around, poor transitions, which made me think my book was not glued together in order- no page #s to figure that out - and on top of that- the premise of the 'dad' tree dying to provide a Christmas tree and all the presents etc is really off-putting- and I cannot imagine anyone using this book for children or any age- I do like the idea of grief being like a snowflake- and all the various activities and discussion from is a really good idea and I will go with that- the book does not even go into that at all, just one page related to that-- don't waste your time
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By Patricia Vasquez on June 17, 2013
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This book was in great condition. It is a a good book to use at school when a child has a loss, and was a great gift for a fellow teacher who lost his father!
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