Death, loss and grief are topics we often avoid discussing with our children. However, these events can occur at any time in our lives, without warning. Avoiding these topics will only make it more difficult to cope with the sorrow and grief when it does happen. This book aims to help families and communities start those difficult conversations and to approach the topic in a sensitive manner, focusing on hope, faith, love and compassion, and removing the fear associated with it.
Can good things really come from bad things?
Why does God allow bad things to happen?
Will Daddy still be able to hear me from Heaven?
These are just some of the questions Renee starts thinking about after she finds out that her daddy has cancer. She feels very sad and struggles to understand why this is happening. He hasn’t even been her daddy for that long – there’s still so much they haven’t done yet! All she can think to do is pray and ask God to make her daddy better. But when she realises he isn’t, she begins to wonder what God’s plan is, and whether God can hear her prayers at all.
She documents all the things that are happening in her diary as she watches her daddy go through the stages of cancer. Through this painful experience, she learns about the meaning of faith and how she can stay connected to her beloved father after he is gone.
There are also discussion questions at the end for readers to share in small groups or as a guide for self-reflection and journalling. It can be used for grief support groups for those who have lost someone to cancer or terminal illness.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to start the conversation. There is no fear in death when we have love, and believe in God. Grab a copy of this book and start sharing with your loved ones today.
Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss is a sensational children’s book full of poignant themes that is incredibly moving and is important for all young readers that have experienced loss or hardship. I wish I had the chance to read Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss when I was a kid because as I read the book, I thought that it could have been incredibly helpful to me when I had experienced loss, and so that is one of the many reasons I am in love with this book! I already recommend this book to young readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss!
Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss is a poignant and phenomenal children’s story that is perfect for young readers and young adults. It is a story that will follow a father’s cancer diagnosis and the effects of it on his twelve-year-old daughter, Renee. The reader in Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss will meet Renee as she learns about her father’s cancer diagnosis. From this point onwards her life will change forever as she experiences her father’s cancer diagnosis. The reader will read about her praying to God to help her father but also about her isolating herself and bottling up her feelings.
However, one day when talking to her teacher, her teacher encourages her to not bottle up her feelings and instead express them and so the reader will follow Renee as she starts to write a diary. The diary does not document just the hardships but also the good things that have happened since her father’s diagnosis, which asks the question, can good things come from bad things? The reader will be poised with questions like this but also questions like why does God allow bad things to happen to good people and so on. It makes for a moving and poignant read and should not be missed book lovers!
As well as the author Y.Y. Chan writing Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss, she has also written Can You Hear Me, Daddy? Which is a book of the same story however is instead a picture book! Directed at even younger children that will be perfect for young children to understand the story in a simpler, more impactful way for their age accompanied by beautiful illustrations! I have to say I really adored that the author has done this as she has ensured that her highly impactful and important book is accessible to all young children no matter your age range, which is especially important because of the books poignant topics which no reader should miss out on.
Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss is an incredible, unique, and moving children’s book that I believe any young reader will fall in love with. As a mother, I am always on the lookout for the next best children’s book, and I can truly write that Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss is sensational and the perfect read for children that have experienced loss or hardship. It is full of a host of essential messages, stunning wisdom, and of course, superb literature from the author Y.Y. Chan and that is why this book should not be missed!
Y.Y. Chan is an incredible author who has written an equally incredible story. In Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss, she has expertly weaved important themes throughout her story that will help young readers, and that to me is beautiful as well as important. I adored the messages of finding hope after loss as it is incredibly important for children to learn this.
What I also adored about Chan is how she subtly laced these themes throughout her book so that first and foremost, the children that read this book are entertained, but they are also learning important life lessons without knowing, and that to me is a sign of a genius and talented author! As well as this, in Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss, the writing flows beautifully from beginning to end so that no young reader will be lost or confused and instead will read enjoy it from start to finish.
Overall, Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss is a moving, compelling, and entertaining children’s book that every child should have the pleasure of reading. That is why I, of course, have to award the incredible Can You Hear Me?: Hope After Loss, five stars! It has everything a reader would want in a story; it has fantastic writing and heartwarming messages laced throughout. So be sure to have a read of the preview below, you won’t regret it!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
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