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Remembering Crystal Hardcover – May 1, 2010
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One day when Zelda went to the garden, there were only a few leaves flitting around the cabbages, but no Crystal. Three other geese gently tried to tell Zelda what happened, but she wouldn't listen. "She had a long and happy life. Now it was time for her to die." Zelda refused to listen to them and simply thought her friend was hiding. She called to her and began to search any of the places Crystal could have gone for "the highest mountain" to the "deepest ocean." She looked everywhere she thought her best friend could be, but couldn't find her. Would Zelda ever accept the fact that Crystal had died?
This is a gentle and well done story about the death of a special friend and the grieving process that followed. Many children need an opportunity to discuss the death of a pet, a friend, or relative and this book is an excellent way to broach the inescapable fact of death. Death is a difficult subject to discuss with a child, but they do need to understand what goes on. The book was very tasteful and may hold some comfort for a young child. The artwork was beautiful and expressive. If you need to discuss this difficult fact of life to a young child, this is one book you may wish to consider.
while this story could be very helpful and comforting to a child who has lost a grandparent, an older pet, or an elderly neighbor or relative i would not suggest this book for children coping with the loss of a parent, sibbling or young person, or the death of a young pet.
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Talking with children about death is so hard, especially when they are experiencing it first hand. Remembering Crystal is so helpful. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by NM Cactus