"Thoughtful adults can use this simple book with its heartfelt text and solemn, cartoon animals to explain death to young children." - Kirkus Reviews
"The authors' concise, plaintive text is both comforting and honest and Elephant's role as surrogate grown-up is handled with restraint. Van Gageldonk's simple drawings, reminiscent of the work of Sandra Boynton, have a sweet solemnity." - Publishers Weekly
From bestselling author-illustrator Mack van Gageldonk, and author Jelleke Rijken
Bear and Grandpa are going fishing today. But why is Grandpa sleeping in the grass? What is going on? "Grandpa is dead," Elephant says softly to his friend Bear. Bear starts to cry. Will he ever see Grandpa again? Chicken and Elephant comfort their friend and explain to him that Grandpa will be with him forever. They say goodbye to him in a beautiful way.
A sensitive and honest story about loss, grief and friendship. For children ages 4 years and up.