Benny’s Hat follows Friz’s story from when she first learns of her brother’s illness, right through to his death and beyond. With its realistic but hopeful and gentle tone, readers will see that it is normal to feel a whole range of emotions –sad, worried, confused, angry and happy, even during the darkest of times.
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“With a powerfully simple text and heartbreakingly lovely illustrations, this book is a small masterpiece of honesty and comfort for the darkest of times” Debi Gliori (Author and illustrator of international best-selling ‘No Matter What’)
“Exceptional. Sensitive, understated, compassionate and comforting…, an essential book for any child struggling in such a situation, or with grief in general. It is absolutely beautiful,” Cathy Cassidy (bestselling children’s author)
“Benny’s Hat deals so quietly… with a huge subject of a sibling dying from the view point of the sister. It beautifully explains how children and young people might deal with serious illness and death differently to adults. The story gives adult readers examples of how to support children when a sibling is not expected to live not just via the notes at the back of the book but also by watching Friz’s parents’ reactions to her behaviour… this book will be extremely helpful for me in supporting families, children and young people through pre and post-bereavement” Jackie Grant, Bereavement Support Practitioner, Child Bereavement UK
“The book and superb illustrations work on many levels breaking taboos yet without imposing anything on its readership. Instead this book thoughtfully and gently provides a vehicle to allow discussion and shared grief in a way younger children may participate and understand” Alan Kessedjian, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.