Leo's Book of Memories

A Story about Bereavement

Leo's Book of Memories
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Format: Paperback / softback, 24 Pages
ISBN: 9780711250932
Publisher: QED Publishing
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A story about losing a parent and coping with the feelings of grief, loss, and anger. 

Leo's class are all making flower pots to give to their moms at the Mother's Day breakfast. But Leo isn't making a pot. Leo's mom died in a car crash and won't be going to the breakfast. Leo works on his memory book instead, but he's still very angry. He turns his memory book into an imagination book, of all the things his mom would have loved to do. In the end, Leo's dad takes him for a special breakfast and they remember Leo's mom together.

Leo's Memory Book explores the issue of bereavement through a sensitive story that children can relate to. Providing a picture book approach to the PSHE topics of bullying, bereavement, divorce, and adoption, A Helping Hand aims to help young children understand and cope with upsetting situations that they might face.

Other titles in the A Helping Hand series include: 
Roman and Iris: A Story of Bullying 
What about Neko?: A Story of Divorce 
Chloe's List of Firsts: A Story of Adoption 

The author

Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility, and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writer's Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at www.nancyloewen.net.

Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in her hometown of Modena, Italy before progressing to the European Institute of Design in Turin, where she studied illustration. She worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration. She likes to draw accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 24 Pages
ISBN: 9780711250932
Size: 9.055 in x 9.961 in / 230 mm x 253 mm