When Trevor Romain s father died, Trevor didn t kw what to feel, say, or do. Shocked, saddened, and confused, all he could say was . . . wow. As he started understanding what had happened, he began writing about his experiences and feelings. His new book simple, insightful, and straight from the heart is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person. Trevor talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He asks the kinds of questions kids have about death Why? How? What next? Is it my fault? What s a funeral? in basic, straightforward terms. He describes and discusses the overwhelming emotions involved in grieving sadness, fear, anger, guilt and offers practical strategies for dealing with them. He also suggests meaningful ways to remember and hor the person who has died. When someone dies, adults are often involved with their own loss and grief and t as available to children as they might otherwise be. This little book, full of concrete advice and expressive illustrations, offers the comfort and reassurance that children need during these difficult times. Written to and for kids, it s also recommended for parents and other relatives, educators, counselors, and youth workers.
When Trevor Romain was 12, his teacher told him he wasn't talented enough to do art. By accident, he found out 20 years later that he could draw. Since that lucky day, he has written and illustrated 20 books for children. In addition to writing, illustrating, and speaking at schools, Trevor is a board member of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and can often be found on the cancer ward at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, doing his rounds as Doctor of Mischief.