Reviews - What do customers think about Flying Hugs and Kisses?
Unique, Hopeful Message for Children Coping with Loss Sep 19, 2008
Jewel Sample creatively offers parents and adults a unique and thoughtful approach to help children who are coping with unexpected tragedy. In her book, Flying Hugs and Kisses, Sample introduces readers to Baby Will, the newest member of the family. Will's older siblings remind us that children can embrace the concept of boundless love when Sally starts the "I Love You This Much" game and says, "We love Baby Will all the way to heaven and back," as she jumps up and down during playtime. Baby Will receives a lot of love and attention. His family could be like many other families. What is important about this story is that Baby Will's life ends unexpectedly due to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The realism of events portrayed by Sample may be very similar to what other families experience with the unexpected death of a child, parent, sibling, or other family member. Mom's factual explanation in the hospital to the other children is straightforward about death - "When someone's body does not work it means they have died. This is what happened to Baby Will. It also means that Baby Will can not open his eyes, cry, smile, and drink his bottle or wet his diaper anymore." The story may be helpful to parents and children during a difficult time, because in their grief, we see a family take a unique, active approach that helps the entire family cope with their loss. Flying Hugs and Kisses introduces the concept of spirituality and heaven and combines it with "I Love You This Much" to offer other families possible ideas when coping with an unexpected death.
John Adams Author of The Dragonfly Door
Great tool for families affected by SIDS Mar 24, 2008
There are not many books out there to help children deal with grief. Jewel offers hope and encouragement in this book. A great tool for families or churches to have on hand.
Touching and Helpful Feb 9, 2008
Flying Hugs and Kisses is a touching book written to help children understand more about SIDS. It offers a wonderfully creative way of coping for family members who are affected by SIDS. Jewel Sample does a very good job of assisting parents (or other family members) in explaining things at a child's level. I would have to imagine that there are many families that have been affected by SIDS sending the "flying hugs and kisses" described in the story to their lost loved ones after reading this book. Well done.
Helping children understand loss of a baby Nov 15, 2006
Flying Hugs & Kisses is a special, unique book to help children understand the loss of a baby. Wonderfully comforting. Highly recommended.
Flying Hugs and Kisses May 12, 2006
A great resource for families with children who have lost a baby to SIDS. I highly recommend it.