My Superhero Grandpa is a beautifully written and illustrated children’s book aimed at helping young children cope with the loss of someone close to them.
Written by Michele McAvoy and illustrated by Mike Motz this delightful book has allowed my children to accept the death of a recent family friend and has allowed us to talk about death in a positive way, a subject you will agree is difficult to talk about with young children.
My own children attend a Church Of England school and, therefore, God is the main figure in their daily school lives. Although they are only 5, 6 and 7 the children know that when you die, you go to heaven.
What I love about My Superhero Grandpa is it teaches a child that although a loved one may not be with them physically, death does not mean they are removed completely from their lives, forever is a long time to a child.
They are still there, in the spirit world, watching over us.
My Superhero Grandpa brings comfort to children
I lost my own grandparents 12 years ago and I was devastated, I still think that they are here with me and I want my children to gain come comfort in the fact death does not mean the end, we still have memories and we do not have to forget those we loved yet lost.
The words are easy to follow with a rhyme to them, the children sat and listened and were soon asking questions,
It reinforces the brightest star shining at night is the close family friend we sadly lost some months ago, shining down upon us, to show she is still there, never too far away, watching over our family.
If a child can gain some form of comfort from death then that’s a miracle and this book does just that,
If you are dealing with loss in your family then I personally recommend My Superhero Grandpa, you can find it here on Amazon.
Disclosure – I was sent this book to read to my children in return for sharing it here on the blog if I recommended it to other mothers – all thoughts are my own and this is my honest personal review.