“My Henry died and went to heaven, but now he’s got wings they let him out from four till seven and we do all sorts of things.” Henry’s wife appears to be sitting quietly in her chair waiting for her tea, but in her imagination she is going on elaborate and exciting adventures with her late husband. The couple waterski with dolphins, meet a unicorn, climb Everest and have tea with the Sphinx. But sometimes they just sit together and reflect on how good their life together was.
Categories: Death & Bereavement
This book may provide comfort to children who have lost a loved one.
Author: Judith Kerr Illustrator: Judith Kerr Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Things we liked:
Children might find the adventures of the elderly couple entertaining and amusing, and bereaved children may find a comforting message in the story: people can live on in their loved one's memories.
Review by: Claire Ward-Dutton