January 20, 2021

GIVEAWAY & Spotlight: Dear Brave Friend (Children)

 

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Book Title:  Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk
CategoryMiddle-Grade Non-Fiction (8 to 12) ,  49 pages
Genre: Self-Help
PublisherGolden Harvest Publishers
Release date:   August 2019
Content Rating:  This non-fiction, self-help book is rated G. Appropriate for all audiences.
 
This gentle and heartwarming story captures the love between a boy and his dog, and the sadness that follows after his cherished dog passes away. Written in the form of a letter from the dog to the boy, the letter shares relatable, real life examples of how the boy (and therefore anybody who has lost a dear pet) may be feeling and suggestions on what he can do to help himself get through this most difficult time. The letter also touches on simple acts of kindness that can follow the reader throughout his or her lifetime. The message in this story is applicable to young and old, girl or boy, and to any family pet that has stolen your heart. Story starters, drawing pages, and a place to add pictures of your own beloved pet are also included in the back of the book.

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Dear Brave Friend is so sweet! The story is presented in a posthumous letter from a dog to the sad friend who misses him. Though it deals with loss, it is gentle, caring, and comforting.

 

I love how the dog validates the various emotions that surface after losing a pet or other loved one, whether scared, sad, lonely, or mad. It can be confusing—especially for young children—dealing with the memories and hurt.

 

“I want you to put your hand over your heart and listen to it THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. That, my friend, is my tail wagging because I’m living in your heart.” (excerpt)

 

The illustrations truly display the special moments a furry family member brings to a family. They are playful, tender, imaginative, and sweet. 

 

As a special bonus, the book offers interactive pages in the back, allowing the reader to write their own letters, draw pictures, and express their thoughts and feelings. And a sweet presentation page is in the front of the book for gift giving and includes a space for “In Loving Memory of ______.”

 

This is a sweet and supportive children’s book that helps parents and children deal with the loss of a pet and offers proactive ways to heal.

 

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Leigh Ann Gerk MA, LPC has been in the counseling field for over eleven years. She is certified in Pet Loss & Grief Companioning and the founder and owner of Mourning to Light Pet Loss providing individual and family counseling for anyone grieving the loss of a pet. She currently offers 3 free pet loss support groups in Northern Colorado and is excited to branch out and offer more. Having grown up on a farm, Leigh Ann's childhood playmates included baby calves, horses, bunnies, dogs, and 32 cats that set up house in a boxcar that also served as her playhouse. This upbringing introduced her, at a very young age, to the human-animal bond and instilled in her a deep understanding of, and love for, this extraordinary relationship. Leigh Ann and her husband, Andy, live in Loveland, Colorado, and are the proud parents of identical twin daughters, Heather and Heidi. Their family is made complete by their first grandchild and their cherished therapy dog, Gracie. Visit Leigh Ann online at MourningToLightPetLoss.com.

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3 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much; I think so too :).

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  2. Thank you so much Cheryl for joining me on my book tour and writing such a wonderful review for Dear Brave Friend.

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