In this story, Bethany, the Bear's beloved Grandpaw dies - and she feels very sad and lost. With the help of her friends, Bethany learns that she can celebrate her Grandpaw by sharing his special qualities with others. By following in Grandpaw's pawprints, she can carry on and expand the mark he left on the world. On her journey toward healing, Bethany discovers that Grandpaw's love is still with her...AND IT NEVER LEFT
In Grandpaw's Pawprints - A Story of Loss, Life and Love is written by licensed therapist, Lauren Mosback, who specializes in child and adolescent therapy. This uplifting book explores the emotional side of losing someone who was close to you and presents themes of encouragement, friendship, healing, growth, and love.
The book concludes with a helpful resource section that includes reflection questions that encourage children to think more deeply about the story, process their own grief, and find healing and growth. Also included in this section: Suggested Activities that Offer Hope and Encouragement, and Tools and Tips for Parents and Adult Caregivers on Discussing Grief and Loss.