A book about death, written through the eyes of a Jewish child, presenting the emotional turmoil and behavioral changes that occur following the death of a loved one. Saying Goodbye to Grandpa is recommended for the young child who has already raised questions about death and dying, as well as for the child who has experienced the loss of close relatives and friends. It is also for the child who must, unfortunately, be prepared for an anticipated death in family.
Saying Goodbye to GrandpaHelping the Young Child Deal With Loss
By Moshe HaLevi Spero, Ph.D.
Illustrated by: Marilyn Hirsh
(63 Pages)Ages 4-7 Publisher: Pitspopany, 1997
Jewish concepts such as neshamah (the soul) , Mashiach, and techias ha'maisim (resurrection of the dead) are dealt in an age appropriate fashion. Guidelines for the adult reading this book with or to the child, are included in the introductory notes.