Little Blue Bottle
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In this beautiful book for children, a child tells her story of losing a beloved neighbor and friend. A young girl remembers playing with her neighbor's cat, stories that her neighbor told her, and the special mementos her friend kept on a shelf above her kitchen sink, including a little blue bottle she kept to remind her of Psalm 56:8: "You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book." A Little Blue Bottle doesn't provide pat answers or heavy-handed messages about life or death, but allows the grieving child to articulate her loss and her love for the deceased friend, while wondering how God is near when we suffer. A gentle and insightful resource for children who are grieving, and for those who care for them.
-- (6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM) "A powerful, beautifully poignant story . . . a must-have for all libraries, all therapists, and all families dealing with grief, past and present." --Joy Jordan-Lake, PhD, author of the picture book A Crazy-Much Love and the bestselling novel A Tangled Mercy-- (3/9/2020 12:00:00 AM) "Grant's impeccable storytelling and Whiting's lush illustrations make for a transformative and deeply human journey." --Roger Hutchison, Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas, and author of The Very Best Day and Jesus.-- (6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM)