Samantha Jane's Missing Smile: A Story About Coping With the Loss of A Parent

Product Number : 304661500

  • Sweet children's book designed to help children dealing with the loss of a parent
  • Written by Julie Kaplow, PhD and Donna Pincus, PhD and Illustrated by Beth Spiegel
  • Appropriate for ages 4-8

By Julie Kaplow, PhD and Donna Pincus, PhD


Illustrated by Beth Spiegel


Samantha Jane hasn't been smiling much lately.


She lost her smile about a month ago.


That was when her dad died.



Samantha Jane misses her father very much. Sometimes the sadness feels so big she is afraid to let herself feel it. Sammy Jane is also worried about her mother, and whether they are all going to be happy again someday. But then she feels guilty. Is it right to feel happy when her father can't be here to enjoy life, too?


Losing a parent is a profoundly life-changing event for a child. Samantha Jane's Missing Smile gently guides families through the feelings, thoughts, and wishes that children experience when a parent dies, and offers helpful tools for lasting hope and happiness.


Full-color illustrations, 8 x 10 , 32 pages, Ages 48




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