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My daddy died when I was (one...two...) three years old. Today we are out in the garden. It always makes me think about my daddy because he LOVED his garden. Sometimes, I wonder what happened to my daddy's body... This picture book aims to help children aged 3 to understand what happens to the body after someone has died. Through telling the true story of what happened to his daddy's body, we follow Alex as he learns about cremation, burial and spreading ashes. Full of questions written in Alex's own words, and with the gentle, sensitive and honest answers of his mother, this story will reassure any young child who might be confused about death and what happens afterwards. It also reiterates the message that when you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is okay to be sad, but it is okay to be happy, too.

About the Author

Elke Barber

Widowed at 34, I took to writing children's books in order to help other very young kids and their families to come to terms with a (sudden) death in their family.

I would describe myself as a young widow to Martin, Mummy to Alex and Olivia, happily re-married to John (and actually a 'Thompson' now, no longer a 'Barber') , step-mummy to Jodie, Lauren, Nicole, Leanna and Rhiana, lover of children's books and all things childish, self-employed graphic designer, public speaker, breast cancer survivor (fingers crossed) and passionate about helping young bereaved children and their families.

"If life takes you down a different path, take it."

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