Are You Sad, Little Bear
A book about learning to say goodbye.
By Rachel Rivett and illustrated byTina Macnaughton.
Grandmother Bear has gone
for ever, and Little Bear is feeling sad. His mother wisely suggests that
perhaps asking his woodland companions what saying goodbye means to them will
help him understand his loss. Little Bear's day of exploring and asking questions
brings him comfort and hope.
For the swallows, saying
goodbye means flying to warmer lands; for the leaves of the trees it is a
chance to be free, leaving the tree at her most beautiful; for the moon it is
to return to be with the Sun; and for the Sun it is to rise in another sky and
just because Little Bear can't see him doesn't mean he isn't there.
This charmingly illustrated
picture book will help young children in times of bereavement, loss or change,
gently exploring the reasons for saying goodbye and giving reassurance that
goodbye doesn't mean the end of things.