Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
Love You Forever
An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child--forever. Sheila McGraw's soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book--one that will be read repeatedly for years.
This book discusses the topics of continuity, love and change. If any book can capture Pam Krenzke's purpose for creating the Bobby's Books Program, it is this one. Before we can help our children journey through their grief, we as adults have to plant the seeds of self- worth, love and stability. Remember the famous quote from Hodding Carter, " There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots, the other wings."
Over the years I have come to understand that the person with the illness is not the only person trying to survive; Bobby's Books empowers everyone to know they are not alone in their fight and there is real hope in understanding that others have made it through the journey before you.
Jeffrey D. Damron, CFRE
A Kid Again