Item description for What Happened When Grandma Died? by Peggy Barker & Patricia Mattozzi...
Overview The death of a loved one is hard enough for an adult to understand and accept. Even more profound is a child's sense of confusion and loss upon the death of someone near and dear. In WHAT HAPPENED WHEN GRANDMA DIED, Peggy Barker presents life and death in terms a child can understand easily. She addresses sensitively the contradictions a young child faces upon hearing a deceased relative is "in heaven with Jesus" and then seeing the body in the funeral setting. Scripture verses help the child understand the experience and reinforce the joyful hope of heaven. A simple story ... a comforting message ... and a solid Christian context make WHAT HAPPENED WHEN GRANDMA DIED a book to be shared by young and old alike whenever a dear one dies. Peggy Barker was born to a missionary family in Iraq and lived in Brazil before settling in St. Louis, Mo. She is a nurse and homemaker and has five children, including a daughter with Downs syndrome, who has enabled the Barkers "to look at profound truths in simple terms."
Publishers Description This tender, straightforward story helps parents explain what happens when God calls a loved one home to heaven.
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.78" Width: 6.82" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0570040906 ISBN13 9780570040903
Reviews - What do customers think about What Happened When Grandma Died??
EXCELLENT book! Jun 16, 2008
I purchased this book when my kids were very young and before I ever knew their grandma would be passing away. I wished I had it when my kids grandma passed away, but I let a good friend borrow this book and it was never returned. My friend's father had died and I thought it was a great book to read to her two young children. I won't ask for it back since it's been many years now. My kids are older now...13 and 20, but I'm really thinking about purchasing this book again for my home collection. If you are a Christian, you will love this book for your children. It offers our great promise from the Lord that we, too, will one day be reunited with our loved ones.
What Happened When Grandma Died Aug 9, 2005
This book was one of many that was brought to our family by Hospice workers. This is the only one out of the pile that we read to our children. It explains that while on this earth Grandma had a home that she loved, family and friends (relationships) and a body that eventually began to hurt and wear out. When she died she received what the Bible promises to believers, a new Heavenly home, a relationship with Jesus and a body that has no pain. The Bible verses that state these promises are worked into the story. This was the perfect book for our family. We will read it over and over again as a source of comfort. The other books in the pile offered no hope or equated death to dragonflies developing from larvae.
useless for us pagans (or Jews or athiests or agnostics) Oct 13, 2003
I'm looking everywhere for books that can help explain the senseless sudden death of my childrens' grandmother. Unfortunately, this isn't it. Since we're not Christians and the book relies entirely on biblical quotations to explain death and then tries to offer comfort by describing an afterlife in which we have no faith, this book is of little or no use to us.
Too bad. The title is perfect. The contents, however, were not even a tiny bit helpful. Back to Freddy the Falling Leaf.
Exellent book to explain about the loss of a loved one. Jun 1, 2003
This book was a great help to explain to my children the unexpected death of their grandfather. The book focuses on the Christian concepts of death and what to expect. My husband and I read the book first and then explained the loss to our 5 year old twin sons. It was amazing how well they handled it. I am donating a copy of this book to my children's kindergarten class in order to help other parents who may need to discuss this difficult topic with their children.
This book really helps children to understand about death. May 27, 1999
This is a wonderful book to help children understand about death. The concepts are based on Chritianity and the Bible. Someone lent me this book when my son's great-grandmother died, and not only did it really help my son to understand what had happened, but the whole extended family read it too. I highly reccomend this book for children dealing with death.