Samantha Jane's Missing Smile


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Author: Julie Kaplow

Illustrator: Donna Pincus

Publisher: Magination Press

How this book might help: For children who have lost a parent

Samantha-Jane's dad has died and she is very sad and seems to have lost her smile. She worries because her mum is sad as well. She thinks they will never be a happy family ever again. Their neighbour, Mrs Cooper, helps her find ways of remembering her dad and helps her to find the lost smile.

Worth Noting: Notes in the back suggest ways of helping children cope with loss.

Age Range: 4+

Tags: bereavement, death, sadness

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