Book Review: Remembering Crystal

Author: Sebastian Loth
Interest Level: Ages 4-8

About This Book: Crystal had lived in the garden for many years. She was growing old. Zelda was just starting out in life. They were best friends. They read books together. They took trips together. And they talked about everything. But one day Crystal was not in the garden. In this gentle story, children learn, with Zelda, that true friendship is a gift that doesn't die. -from the book jacket

Why It's On My Bookshelf: This is a very special little book. It's about having to let go of someone who has passed away....when we don't want to. Having to let go of the physical presence of a loved one is part of the grieving process. There is anger, sadness, and loneliness. Remembering Crystal gently explores this while also providing healing wisdom to children. We will always have the treasured memories to fill our hearts with joy and help ease those difficult feelings. We will always remember. It's how we honor and appreciate our loved one while also learning how to cope with the death. There is a lot to be said about focusing on the positive. The story is concrete and leaves enough room for parental/adult guidance.

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