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About Y. Y. Chan
Her best writing comes out late at night when everyone else is asleep. 'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' is her debut picture book. 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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Royalties made from this book (any format) from October to November will be donated to Peter Mac's Unite to Fight Cancer Foundation. It is not easy to talk to your kids about the difficult and uncomfortable topics of death, loss and grief. Hopefully, with this book, readers can be uplifted and learn about how faith in Christ can bring us peace and comfort, knowing that death is not the end, but the beginning of an eternity with our Father in Heaven.
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? She is worried that she won’t be able to talk to her daddy after he has gone, but her daddy encourages her to keep talking to him, no matter what.
“But how will I know if you can hear me?” she asks.
“Just have faith,” her daddy answers.
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 during such a difficult time.
This beautifully illustrated book aims to help families, schools and communities start conversations about death and grief by bringing hope and comfort. Death is a topic that is all too often avoided, yet it is inevitable in all our lives. We need to start having open and honest conversations with our children and loved ones to prepare for such times as these, to be able to cope with loss and grief, which can stay with us for a long time. It is important to find a way out of the darkness and sadness we will inevitably feel.
"Grief never ends, but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love." - Unknown
★★★★★ Five-star reviews from Readers' Favorite and LitPick!
"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
Readers of all ages will be able to relate to this heartwarming, emotional and timeless story. Get a copy today and share this uplifting story of faith, hope and love with all of your loved ones!
Can You Hear Me?
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.
Reviewed By Alyssa Elmore for Readers’ Favorite
5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"...Can You Hear Me? (Finding Hope After Loss) by Y. Y. Chan is a poignant story of hope and loss. Written like a diary, this book is perfect for children experiencing and who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one. Inspiring its readers to keep their faith and see the positive through death, the story finishes with a discussion page and a personal note from the author relating her experience of losing her father to illness and her grandmother shortly thereafter. The story, though painfully sad, imparts hope and eternal love. I appreciated the ending; heaven does give our loved ones superpowers so that they can still hear us and let us know that we are loved, and they are still with us. The author has also included a link for a picture book version of the story for younger children. I recommend this book to children ages seven to twelve."
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.