Jewish Values: Where Is Grandpa Dennis?

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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An ongoing, gentle conversation between mother and daughter about death. As the daughter narrates, the reader learns that Grandpa Dennis was her mother’s father who died when her mother was in high school. Ultimately the mother’s answer to “Where is Grandpa Dennis?” is “I’m not really sure. Everyone has ideas, but no one knows for sure." The illustrations support the sense and emotion of the text, depicting the mother and daughter and their home concretely, while the representations of the grandfather and the associations and memories of him are more intangible. The book is an excellent resource for both parents and children struggling with discussions of death, for it shows parents how to respond to their children’s questions and it helps children articulate their thoughts and concerns.
ISBN: 
978-0-8074-1083-7
Book ID: 
1385
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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