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About Y. Y. Chan
When her father passed away, she took a break from teaching to travel, read, and write. She now tutors English and works freelance for different educational institutes.
'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' is her debut picture book, and winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award. When she is not writing or teaching, she is either reading or looking for more books to add to her overflowing bookshelf.
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🏅 Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award 2020
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This picture book was by far one of the best picture books I have read..." - LitPick Book Reviews
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The book can be used in homes and classrooms to have discussions about death and eliminate the fear associated with it, looking at it in an uplifting way." - Readers' Favorite
Can You Hear Me, Daddy?
Renee keeps a diary after she finds out her daddy is sick with cancer. She even starts praying and asking God to make him better. But, what if he doesn't get any better? Can she still talk to him after he is gone? Even as he becomes sicker and weaker, she learns about the meaning of faith and sees how we can still have peace, hope and joy.
It's not easy to talk to your kids about death and grief. Hopefully, with this book, readers can be uplifted and learn about how faith in Christ can bring us peace and comfort. This beautifully illustrated book aims to help families, schools and communities start conversations about death, loss and grief, which can stay with us for a long time.
Readers of all ages will be able to relate to this heartwarming and timeless story. It is also recommended by hospices and churches, and has been used in schools to help young children understand the process of life and death, grief and love.
Available in eBook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats.
Get a copy today and share this uplifting story with all of your loved ones!
Can good things really come from bad things?
Why does God allow bad things to happen?
Will Daddy still be able to hear me from Heaven?
These are just some of the questions Renee starts thinking about after she finds out that her daddy has cancer. She feels very sad and struggles to understand why this is happening. He hasn't even been her daddy for that long - there's still so much they haven't done yet! All she can think to do is pray and ask God to make her daddy better. But when she realises he isn't, she begins to wonder what God's plan is, and whether God can hear her prayers at all.
She documents all the things that are happening in her diary as she watches her daddy go through the stages of cancer. Through this painful experience, she learns about the meaning of faith and how she can stay connected to her beloved father after he is gone.
There are also discussion questions at the end for readers to share in small groups or as a guide for self-reflection and journalling. It can be used for grief support groups for those who have lost someone to cancer or terminal illness.
Don't wait until it's too late to start the conversation. There is no fear in death when we have love, and believe in God. Grab a copy of this book and start sharing with your loved ones today.
There is a picture book version of this story titled 'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' suitable for readers 7+. You can find it by searching the ASIN: B08797XDH6
My Reading Journal is the ultimate guided journal for kids aged 9+.
This reading journal is packed with reading tips and strategies, together with a wide range of reflection tasks and questions to help kids dig deeper into what they are reading, and find meaning and relevance to their own lives. Activities include KWL charts, Venn diagrams, interview questions, diary entries, poster designs, as well as interactive activities with other readers and adults to foster a supportive, encouraging and engaging environment for reading and learning.
It includes a reading log to keep a record of what they are reading to track progress, as well as a section for book reviews with different questions and prompts.
This is perfect for home-schoolers who need help setting up a regular schedule and plan for improving reading skills at their own pace. It is also great for classroom use with students, encouraging them to set specific reading goals and targets. This journal encourages kids to be responsible for their own learning and progress and helps them to develop a regular habit of reading.
This will also make a great gift for book lovers and voracious readers, book club friends, librarians, English literature teachers, or aspiring writers.