The Story of The Bear is a hard-bound, 40-page book with 23 full-color illustrations. The book is 12.25 inches tall by 9.25 inches wide. Written and published by Lisa Scheller, with beautiful illustrations by Linda Shaw.
Imagine the difficulty of telling a child that a loved one has taken his or her own life. The Story of The Bear is one way to open the conversation. Author Lisa Scheller wrote the story when her children were young — ages 2, 7 and 10 — to help them understand their grandfather’s suicide.
The Story of The Bear portrays the untimely death of a beloved grandfather. While the book is filled with 24 colorful illustrations by Linda Shaw, it’s not a typical children’s picture book. Rather, it’s a book to help adult caregivers open a conversation with a child after a loved one has committed suicide.
Lisa Scheller wrote The Story of The Bear when her children were young to help them understand their grandfather’s suicide. She wanted them to know that their grandfather loved them, and that because of his declining health, he may have felt he had no other choice. But most of all, she wanted them to understand that he did have a choice, and that if one remembers to look farther, it’s possible that a kinder and gentler way may appear.Beautifully illustrated book to help children understand loss of a loved one to suicide.
|Dimensions||12 × 9.5 in|