NEW RELEASE – WHY IS MOMMY CRYING?
by I. Cori Baill, MD & illustrated by Heather Bell
Note from the Publisher
While this non-denominational book will appeal broadly to many religious families, a faith-based belief system is not a prerequisite.
Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
This book is a heartfelt book that will make an important impact if a family is going through a grieving time because of the loss of a pregnancy. All involved will have a chance to dialogue and share their feelings about the loss of another potential family member who is now no more.
Max wakes up in the middle of the night and takes his stuffed monkey, named Mink, with him as he goes off to his parents bedroom. On his way there he sees that his mother is sitting in the living room by herself crying. Concerned for her he asks if she has an "owwie" and volunteers to get a Band-Aid to help her heal.
"What are you two monkeys doing up? Mommy asked."If you're cold in your jammies, you can rock with me."
Snuggling together under her quilt she gently relates to him the reason for her tears.
"Sometimes a baby returns to be with God." She further explains that: "God will take care of our baby."
The illustrations are beautiful and so enrich the story. The couple is interracial and the love they share as a family unit flows from page to page and is visually showcased so well. The author has included a list of " Additional Resources: at the back with offers websites about grief. I love the book and highly recommend it.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
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Meet the Author
Cori Baill, MD is a board-certified OB/GYN and Associate Professor at The University of Central
Florida College of Medicine. In addition to many years of caring for women and their families, she is a short story author, mother of two, and adopter of a four-legged rescue dog. She’s the wife to a very smart neurologist for over thirty years. She hopes she has written a story that comforts those who have known the grief of miscarriage.
About the Illustrator
Heather Bell whole-heartedly believes that hidden within our everyday lives is a secret realm glimpsed through books, music, and children’s laughter.
Holding a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, she is a member of SCBWI, a participant in the 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge, a Children’s Book Academy graduate, and a mommy.
When not illustrating and writing, she searches out story ideas as an undercover school bus driver.
Heather Bell is an author/illustrator represented by Kaitlyn Sanchez at Olswanger Literary Agency.
To learn more about this Illustrator visit the following links:
*Blog Link: www.babybookworms.blogspot.ca
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