Mom’s Sweater

Ages: 4 - 8Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.Author/Illustrator: Jayde Perkin


Warmed by empathy and deeply expressive painted illustrations, British artist Jayde Perkin’s new picture book is a well-informed, gentle observation of loss and grief from a child’s point of view. A little girl who loses her mother to illness can’t concentrate at school, feels lost and alone and even “angry that my friends had moms who picked them up from school.” When she and her grieving, supportive father go through her mother’s things, the little girl finds comfort in wearing her mother’s favorite sweater, until the day comes when she realizes that “The grief may stay the same size. But my world will grow bigger around it.”


Lynne Heffley ©2020 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat

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