Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Purple Balloon by Chris Raschka

This tiny, yet powerful book is for terminally ill children, their family and friends. The simple text tells the touching story that dying is hard work but others, such as medical workers, clergy, friends, and family, can help. Raschka provides a list of "What You Can Do to Help" for friends at the end.
All ages.

1 comment:

croneh said...

This is a very useful book for bibliotherapy and its fascinating to read the commentary about how universal the balloon idea seems to be to terminally ill children.
Raschka's always whimsical illustrations add an appropriate lightness and air to a difficult subject.

I'll second.