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A Story For Hippo by Simon Puttock
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May 30, 08

bookshelves: africa, lindiwe-s-list, lindiwe-s-little-list, hiv-aids-children-s, picture-book
Recommended to LeAnne by: edenvale lib

I have read that if you wait for the child to experience death before reading a book of this nature, you will never find quite the right book for that specific situation. But if you share books about death before they are needed, a child will instinctively turn to his book friends for comfort.

The animal characters in this beautiful story communicate dealing with grief regardless of relationship or culture. The illustrations are bold and colorful, and the story reads well aloud. Although the book does not mention HIV as such, African children will readily identify with the animal characters.
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