Ani’s stuck in a dark cloud. His friends and family try to brighten his mood, but nothing helps. When his mother finally comes home, missing her hair, Ani’s light gets brighter and brighter, chasing away his dark cloud. The unconditional love between Ani and his mother shines through as the two enjoy their precious time together, whether it’s forever, or just for now.
This sensitive, hopeful story will help kids explore their sadness when a close family member is undergoing medical treatment, while highlighting sources of light that can bring stability during uncertain times. It is also a terrific resource for anyone who wants to understand how coping has its ups and downs. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers explaining ways to help a child cope.
“At the end of the book there is a note to parents and caregivers about fear in children when they are faced with a major change or a parent’s illness. There are several clear points made about how to handle this situation, what to say, what not to say. This book is educational for a specific audience- children dealing with a challenging situation.”
“The notes at the end for caregivers and parents are right on target. This book should be read with the child and the reader should talk to the child about what is happening to make it clear and help the child open up about how they are feeling.”
“I do like this story and feel it could really help children who are dealing with some darkness in their lives.”
“It is well-written and illustrated and a poignant story.”