Braden Bell says, "We lived in Brooklyn during the 9-11 attack, and as we tried to talk to our young children about that, this book would have come in handy."
"Written for children when bad things happen, I found this book to be quite charming."
"The text is simple and understandable. It is clear and hopeful, but
avoids making promises that no one can realistically make. At the same
time, it doesn't dwell on gloom either. I think they did a good job
walking that balance. The illustrations were also lovely--charming and
child-friendly without being silly or cliche.
"Christy, who is a
certified Marriage and Family Therapist explained her impetus for
writing the book: "It took me about a week to write the first draft of
this manuscript. I felt so sad for those who had experienced loss in the
school shooting at Sandy Hook. Shortly after that a gunman shot up the
Clackamas Towne Center in Oregon. Our daughter, son-in-law, and two
granddaughters live about three miles from the center. The parents
monitored the events carefully, but turned off all media to protect the
kids from knowing about it. However, the next day at school the children
were all talking about it, so you can't protect children from knowing
about tragedies like this."