Leo's Book of Memories (A Helping Hand)

A Story about Bereavement

Nancy Loewen, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
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Everyone in Leo's class is getting ready for the big Mothers Day breakfast. Everyone, except Leo. Leo's mum died and hes still very angry and upset. How will he spend Mothers Day?

A story about losing a parent and coping with the feelings of grief, loss and anger.

Leo's class are all making flower pots to give to their mums at the Mothers Day breakfast. But Leo isn't making a pot. Leos mum died in a car crash and wont be going to the breakfast. Leo works on his memory book instead, but hes still very angry. He turns his memory book into an imagination book, of all the things his mum would have loved to do. In the end, Leo's dad takes him for a special breakfast and they remember Leo's mum together.

Leo's Book of Memories explores the issue of bereavement through a sensitive story that children can relate to. Providing a picture book approach to the PSHE topics of bullying, bereavement, divorce and adoption, A Helping Hand aims to help young children understand and cope with upsetting situations that they might face.

Other titles in the A Helping Hand series include: Roman and Iris: A Story of Bullying, What about Neko?: A Story of Divorce and Chloe's List of Firsts: A Story of Adoption

Author bio:

Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writers Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at www.nancyloewen.net.

Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in her hometown of Modena, Italy before progressing to the European Institute of Design in Turin, where she studied illustration. She worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration. She likes to draw accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711250932
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: QED
Pub Date: January 2021
Page Extent: 24
Format: Paperback
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Picture books