Hi, I’m Elke. I’m (one, two, three…..) okay, we could be here a while. 😉 For those of you who don’t know me, I am Elke, professional graphic designer, and author of “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” and “What Happened to Daddy’s Body?” – both fully illustrated children’s books explaining (sudden) death […]
This is our true story...
Both books are based on our true story.
"Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?" explains (sudden) death, while "What Happened to Daddy's Body?" explains cremation, burial and spreading the ashes in words very young children can understand.
They also reassure children and their families that it's okay to be sad, but that it's okay to be happy, too..
If you have a spare 40 minutes, please do watch my talk at the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Conference in Dublin in November 2016. Online now at Elke Barber’s Talk at the ICBN conference 2016 Happy New Year everyone! xxx
You know how they say that child grief is a bit like jumping in and out of puddles, while for us grown ups, it’s more like wading through a muddy river… Well, Olivia seems to have jumped into one of those puddles a couple of days ago, and is still bouncing about in it. (She […]
Just boxing up my leftover books and one of Olivia’s friends (7 1/2) asks Olivia what I am doing. Her reply: “Oh, she wrote books about my Daddy dying and the questions that my brother asked her. Then she packages them up and sends them to people who want them.” – friend: “Your Mum writes […]
The experience of sudden death when someone is young is more common than we imagine. This book addresses this issue with courage, honesty and truthfulness. People search for resources in such challenging times. At Grief Encounter, we are delighted to add such an excellent book to our resources. It takes courage to share this difficult time in your life in such a clear, sensitive and open way. ‘Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?’ will be a valuable stepping stone in the journey of grief to share with other families whose parent dies suddenly and unexpectedly.Shelley Gilbert - Chief Executive Officer - Grief Encounter Project http://www.griefencounter.org.uk/
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