A Terrible Thing Happened: A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

Product Number : 983661500

  • Gently told and tenderly illustrated story for children who have witnessed any kind of violent traumatic episode
  • An afterword for parents and other caregivers offers suggestions for helping traumatized children
  • Ages 4-8

Gently told and tenderly illustrated story for children who have witnessed any kind of violent traumatic episode, including terrorism, abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, or natural disasters. Young raccoon Sherman Smith has seen a terrible thing happen. At first he tries to forget about it, but his tummy hurts, he has scary dreams, and he's even starting to do mean things. Then he meets Ms. Maple, who helps him talk about the terrible thing.


An afterword for parents and other caregivers offers suggestions for helping traumatized children.

Ages 4-8, 8 x 8, Softcover, 32 pages




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