My Heart Sings a Sad Song (Shockley)

My Heart Sings a Sad Song (Shockley)

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All the Feels

Kind and caring, warm and honest, My Heart Sings a Sad Song helps children process their grief after the death of a loved one.

"Everyone says that I'll be okaybut this minute,
I don't think it's true.
There's an ache deep inside me, way down in my heart,
and it comes from being without you."

Through the pages of My Heart Sings a Sad Song, a young rabbit expresses sadness, loneliness, frustration, disbelief, and a longing for joy again. Included at the book's conclusion: eight recommendations for helping the child in your life grieve a loved one's death, and blank pages for children to draw/write about their feelings and memories.

Praise for My Heart Sings a Sad Song

"Gary Shockley has written a lovely, comforting, uncomplicated story to honor 'those who died and now live forever in our hearts.'"
 Penny V. Phillips, hospice chaplain

"The illustration of talking 'to my heart' is especially meaningful, offering children a model of how to engage their emotions and their memories."
— Jennifer Fargo Lathrop, hospice chaplain

    About the Author

    Gary Alan Shockley is an artist and author who is dedicated to creating children's books that promote healthy values, social awareness, self-esteem, and empathy. A full elder in the United Methodist Church, Gary is also a spiritual director and certified grief counselor. He has also written Sammie's Flat Dog.

    Hardcover 10" x 8", 32 pages
    ISBN 978-0-8298-0150-7