Book Reading: When the Twinkle is Gone: A Child's Perspective on Death
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About the event
When the Twinkle is Gone takes you on 6-year-old Leo’s journey into understanding what it means to lose a loved one. Parents gain the language to help their children deal with the end of life. It is a story of depth and truth that can comfort parents and children alike as we live and grieve our losses. Beverly will read the book and share insights from her 45 years of experience working with children. Light refreshments will be served.
Who it’s for: Adults and children (ages 4+)
Beverly Cuevas (author) is a clinical social worker specializing in issues of attachment, trauma and grief. She has presented workshops on attachment and grief throughout the country. This book reflects her respect for a child’s perspective in dealing with loss, death, and grief and highlights the ability of children to understand the natural cycle of life and death.
Paula Pugh (illustrator) is a Langley-based artist, author, grandmother, boater, wife, and mother. Helping children understand that death is a natural part of life, and how they can be active and present in the process, warms her heart.