Every window at the hospital faces dull, gray buildings--except the one in Grandpa's room. Grandpa can see the ocean every day! When Daria visits, she and Grandpa look out at the beach, hoping they will build sandcastles and fly kites together again.
This touching exploration of a child's experience of loss offers an unexpected ending, encouraging creativity and self-expression in the midst of grief.
Grandpa's Window addresses the grieving process, both as a family member approaches the end of life as well as after death. The book includes a note for adults by Dr. Sharie Coombes (www.drsharie.com), child and family psychotherapist, about how to support children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A discussion and activity guide for children written by Laura Gehl will be available February 2023 at flyawaybooks.com/resources.
About the Author
Laura Gehl is the author of more than thirty picture books, board books, and early readers, including Delivery Bear and Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer. She lives with her husband, four children, and large stash of dark chocolate in Chevy Chase, MD. Visit Laura online at LauraGehl.com.
Udayana Lugo is a self-taught illustrator of mixed heritage. She has worked as a designer of a variety of things, including jewelry, auto parts, furniture and interiors, and now she is an illustrator of children's books, where she has found her true passion. She is the illustrator of Jungle Cat and Pink Is for Everybody. Udayana lives in Richmond, British Columbia.