LuAutumn, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by LuAutumn)
This is my favorite book about grief. I have purchased at least 5 copies as gifts and I have one at home. It is written very simply and is very nicely illustrated, so it makes a wonderful book to share with children dealing with loss. It also provides many good tools and some great advice for adults that are grieving. It does a fabulous job of reminding us that we are never alone in our struggles, and that taking care of and being kind to ourselves is the first step in dealing with any difficulty in life, including loss.
Mary, November 30, 2006 (view all comments by Mary)
We found this book when our granddaughter died. It helped us a lot. We liked it because the ideas were simply presented. It's a "How to Grieve" book, but you aren't bogged down by a lot of text. Another advantage is that it appeals to all ages. I can't count the number of copies our family has bought since to give to others who are grieving. It's a great recipe for helping you deal with your grief.
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In this modern-day fable, a woman who has suffered a terrible loss cooks up a special batch of "tear soup," blending the unique ingredients of her life into the grief process. Along the way she dispenses a recipe of sound advice for people who are in mourning.
A modern-day fable — told in a richly-illustrated children's book format — about a woman who has suffered a terrible loss. She cooks up a special batch of "tear soup" blending the unique "ingredients" of her life into the grief process. Along the way she dispenses a recipe of sound advice for people who are in mourning or know someone who has suffered a loss. She has special tips for children, couples and men who are grieving. An appendix contains a helpful listing of grief support groups for a variety of situations.
Tear Soup presents a profound message in a sublime way for children of all ages and for the child in each of us. Grief counselors and ministers of many denominations have found it a helpful book for people in mourning.
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