Children's book on grieving grandparent


Children's book for introducing a child to a grandma or grandpa who died before they were born

About The Book

 This book tells a heartwarming story of love, family and loss. Sofia is a little girl who experiences different emotions and curiosity about her grandma who died before she was born. She sees pictures all over her house of her grandma, and hears her family talk about her, but wonders why she never met her. Her mom tries to find ways to help Sofia deal with her emotions and understand why Grandma can’t be with her. Sofia is given a surprise to remind her of her special relationship to her grandma. 

The Story Behind The Book


When I became pregnant with my first child, I was overjoyed with this new chapter in my life, but also realized that the birth of my daughter would be a tad bittersweet since my mother, who passed away from cancer, would not be there for all of the special milestones and moments that come with being a grandmother.  As a toddler, my daughter struggled with never haven gotten to meet her grandmother, and as I looked for ways to help her, we took the story of a dream she had about my mother and used it was a way to deal with these emotions and feelings.   This gave me the idea to write this book -  for other children who may be struggling with the loss of a loved one, or a loved one whom they’ll never get to meet.  My hope is that this will be a special way for parents and children to approach and discuss this topic.   Read the entire story behind the book in the afterword in Grandma's Wings!

Book Details

Author: Jennifer Kozich

Illustrator: Hollyn Peterson

Publisher: Orange Hat Publishing, Waukesha, WI

Publication Date: November 14, 2017


Pages: 22

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