I was so moved by another writer’s beautiful post about grief, including a picture book recommendation, that I wanted to share it for Susanna Leonard Hill’s PPBF. Here’s the book:
And here’s the post. Enjoy!!
Title: Cry, Heart, But Never Break
Author: Glenn Ringtved
Illustrator: Charlotte Pardi
Publisher: Enchanted Lion, 2016
23 thoughts on “Cry, Heart, But Never Break – Perfect Picture Book Friday”
Lovely post, Jilanne – thanks for sending me over there. 🙂
I’m so glad you took the trip! I knew when I read it that I needed to share it with others.
Looking forward to reading this one too!
Yes! Everything about it speaks to me.
Thank you, Jilanne. What a very tender and profound post that is
Thank you for taking a look. I thought you might enjoy it.
Powerful post and important book. Thanks for sharing, Jilanne.
Glad you took the detour! Yes, it’s a fact of life that we need these kinds of books along with the more lighthearted ones.
I took the detour, too, and it was WELL worth it. I cannot WAIT to get this title on my shelf and use it in my work with children who grieve. Thank you!!
Oh, I’m so glad you did! Yay! And thank YOU!
I can’t thank you enough for passing on Joy’s review.
I’m thrilled that it reached you, and I hope so many more! All the best to you!
Great book about grief. Thanks, Jilanne!
I’m just passing along the info. All credit goes to Joy!
Wow, what a moving book. Thank you for sharing.
All thanks goes to Joy for posting such a wonderful and thoughtful discussion of it.
OH! That was beautiful! Thank you for sharing and bringing this lovely book about a hard topic to my attention.
Thank you for taking a peek, Janine! And thanks for spreading the word!
That title grabbed me…I had to look. What a great tool to have in helping others, young and old deal with grief.
Yes! And I would venture to say that it helped me, too.
I am glad to hear that!
This is so timely for me as I’m hosting a grief-themed retreat later this month – thank you for sharing!!
Oh, Meagan. You should take a look at my posts on death and dying while you prepare. They were written after I attended a couple of UCSF-sponsored events on death, memory, and aging. They were developed by Jane Hirschfield’s (the poet) artist in residence work for the UCSF Center on Memory and Aging. https://jilannehoffmann.com/2014/05/18/death-and-poetry-ucsf-memory-and-aging-center/ and https://jilannehoffmann.com/2013/12/06/poetry-and-death/
Hope they help!