Item description for We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert & Taylor Bills...
Overview While the unexpected death of a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth can dramatically affect parents, younger children will often need special care as they confront their own grief over the loss of a sibling. This new children's book, from the author and illustrator of the award-winning and best-selling book Tear Soup, both directly addresses the issues that children may face over the loss of an unborn child and also gives parents practical and sensitive advice to help their children cope with the death. Recommended for children ages 2 and older, We Were Gonna Have a Baby, but We Had an Angel Instead maintains the same quality standards set by Tear Soup while addressing an uncomfortable and often undiscussed topic. The practical advice at the end of the book will offer support and guidance to parents and grief ministers alike as they help children handle the stress of a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Publishers Description This new children's book, from the author and illustrator of the award-winning and best-selling Tear Soup, both directly addresses the issues that children may face over the loss of an unborn child and also gives parents practical and sensitive advice to help their children cope with the death. Recommended for children ages 2 and over.
Citations And Professional Reviews We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert & Taylor Bills has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/23/2004 page 73
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Studio: Grief Watch
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.01" Width: 10.04" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Grief Watch
ISBN 0972424113 ISBN13 9780972424110
Availability 128 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 09:58.
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More About Pat Schwiebert & Taylor Bills
Pat Schwiebert currently resides in Portland Portland.
Reviews - What do customers think about We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead?
I returned this book! Mar 14, 2008
I was going to give this book to a close relative and their son when they lost their baby. But I was very disappointed in this book. I actually thought that it was horrible! I myself would not recommend it to anyone especially not someone you love and care about! However I did purchase Mommy, please don't cry... There Are No Tears In Heaven by Linda Deymaz! It was much better and I do recommend it for anyone!
Very helpful for small children Mar 6, 2008
I bought this book after our son passed at 24 weeks and was stillborn. This book helped our five year old better understand that although his little brother is not physcially with us but always in our hearts. I could not finish reading the book initally w/o crying but my husband finished it for our little one. The ending is sad but it's fine because you always expected happy ending but it doesn't always happen that way. I can relate to the ending because I know my son is in a better place w/o pain but if I had it my way he would be home instead.
Simple, short and soo clear Jan 27, 2008
I wish no parent had to buy a book like this. That no parent had to tell his son/daughter such sad news. But it's somehow part of life. Unfair or not... it happens. This book illustrated in a perfect way how we were all prepared and excited to welcome OUR baby. And indeed, something happed. My son is four and realized that family and friends were here because they were sad. And indeed, he believes that it would be more fun to have a brother than an angel. He felt sorry for the boy in the story and added that the same happened to him. It touched him. Then, he browsed silently through the pages. The first time my husband and I read it, we could not help but cry. Every word was true. I just wish, no kid would not have to go through this...
Offered nothing Sep 14, 2007
I thought this book was horrible. It didn't do anything to help my stepdaughters understand the death of their little sister and made me feel worse. Much preferred is Mommy, please don't cry, there are no tears in heaven. It was just a better understanding as to where my baby daughter is today.
Great for little ones Sep 13, 2007
I have a little girl of 4. She never met her older sister & could not understand why. After I read this story to her she said "Mommy that's a sad story." She now where's an angel metal & tells people her sister is with her. I love this book it very simplely makes scence to little ones.