After Charlotte’s Mom Died
Author: Cornelia Spellman; illustrated by Judith Friedman
Keywords: death, parent, parental bereavement, grief, therapy
This is a story about a little girl named Charlotte, who lost her mother in a car accident when she was five and a half years old. Charlotte and her father are sad and Charlotte feels afraid at night. Additionally, she worries about what will happen to her if her father dies and is sensitive when a friend makes an unkind comment. As a result, her father brings her to a therapist to get help. The therapist helps Anna voice some of her fears and improves Anna’s relationship with her father.
Warnings: This book is an excellent book to ease the child’s fears before a first visit to a therapist for parental bereavement.