Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.06 × 8.36 × 0.43 in
Published: October 15, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1938301943
ISBN - 13: 9781938301940
From the Publisher
When Gracie and Jake’s Grandma passes away, these children come up with a brilliant plan to help them grieve and celebrate their grandma’s life—to host an Angel Birthday Party to celebrate their grandma’s angel birthday. They buy balloons, bake her favorite cake, and create their own memorable gifts to celebrate her special day.
Angel Birthdaysis a heartfelt book that encourages children and adults alike to reframe this universal experience. This story is positive, reassuring, and provides families with tangible activities they can incorporate into their own healing process. It is a true gift for any child, family, or friend who is celebrating an Angel Birthday of a loved one.
About the Author
Erin lost her own mother in 2008 and used all of the activities and inspirations found inAngel Birthdaysto help her own daughters’ process their grief. It was so helpful that Erin felt compelled to turn their life experience into fiction so others could heal through celebration too. She is hoping to share theAngel Birthdaysmessage with the world to help families everywhere reposition this life-changing event that touches us all. Erin currently lives in Northern California with her loving husband, her two daughters and their fish named Squishy.
“Everyone loves feeling loved on their birthday. Here is a book that will touch your heart and make you celebrate being born. It is a book you will want to share with the kids of all ages in your family.” –Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series "As parents, it’s important for us to talk to our kids about tough topics. If we don''t influence them, someone else will. Discussing death has to be one of the most heartbreaking and difficult topics to discuss. Luckily, Angel Birthdays helps you have a productive conversation without it being depressing and awkward."--Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert “A lovely story that fills the empty places in the heart of young children and provides activities for families to heal together.” --Deborah Tillman, Supernanny on Lifetime TV "Erin Garay offers a guiding light to help parents and children alike walk through the process of loss without trivializing or denying. . . . [She] tackles the difficult and common questions that children have regarding death. The fear that they will die or their parent will die can create anxiety in little ones. . . . This action-based approach is good for child and adult alike and unites the family in this major life adjustment. Angel Birthdays is a great resource for a therapist and a gift to our children." —Suzanne Hughes, Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Therapi