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Remembering Ethan

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Ethan. Ethan. Ethan. Sarah misses her adored big brother with all her heart. She wants to celebrate all the fun times she and her parents spent with him. But ever since Ethan died, Mommy and Daddy won't mention him. Sarah can't even say his name without upsetting them. Why don't they want to remember Ethan? Beloved and bestselling author Lesla Newman offers a tender ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Magination Press
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*thank you to Netgalley, Lesléa Newman and American Psychological Association/Magination Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars.

'Remembering Ethan' is a sweet and sad story about a sister who lost her brother and parents who are too hurt and sad to want to talk about it. Ethan is Sarah's big brother who passed away when he was a teenager. It doesn't tell us how or what happened but instead focus on how Sarah gets shut down each and everytime she mentions the
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Death is hard on the living.

This excellent little picture book shows how a sibling wants to mourn her lost brother, but her parents are too heart broken to even say his name.

Grieving is hard, and this book is written to show the wrong way to do it, by shutting down, and the right way to do it, by sharing memories.

Lovely story, and will be a help to the children left behind when siblings die.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
This is a gorgeously illustrated book about the death of a sibling. It’s honest about grief, including how parents can unintentionally neglect the feelings of their other children, without being hopeless. The additional resources at the end are a nice addition.

This unbiased review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Angie  Moore
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a much-needed book! I loved it and cannot wait to add it to my home and school libraries. This story is told from the perspective of a younger sister of a boy who has recently died. She just wants to talk about him and how much she misses him, but her parents just cannot seem to do it. I have yet to read a book that deals with a sibling death in such a way. It is so necessary.
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-2019, read-arc
*received from netgalley for free for honest review* This book addresses a very important thing about life, death, and importantly for children grief and how to deal with it (and how not to). This book is told from the childs point of view so small children can easily understand the language used. The parent info at the end is also amazing and very insightful.
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sarah’s big brother Ethan died. She thinks about him and misses him all of the time. Her Mommy and Daddy won’t talk about him, so she thinks they do not miss him. Buttons, her cat, is the only one that seems to understand how sad she is.

One day she is so lonely and frustrated, she goes into Ethan’s room and sits down at his desk. She writes his name all over a paper and then draws a picture of Ethan giving Buttons and her a double piggy-back ride. But when she puts the picture on the fridge,
Het boekenrijk
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Remembering Ethan by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Tracy Nishimura Bishop is a beautiful but heartbreaking picture book about losing a sibling. Sarah has lost her big brother Ethan and wants to remember him talking about him. But her parents struggle and have a hard time talking about him. Sarah feels as if she (and Button the cat) are the only ones missing Ethan. This makes her very sad. But Sarah rallies her parents to keep remembering Ethan.
I really loved this book even if it is
joyce w. laudon
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a title published under the auspices of the American Psychological Association. These books address significant childhood issues through a story. There are always suggestion at the end of the book for the adults who are important to a child.

This title is about Sarah whose brother Ethan has died. The cause of his death is not given and is not the focus of the story. Rather the book is about how Sarah reacts, how her parents cope and how they begin to talk together.

Remembering Ethan is
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While the self-help, factual information at the back of this book is to help children grieve their siblings and other family members, the actual focus of the story here is the fact that our heroine just cannot see what her parents are doing. They're shutting themselves away, clamming up, refusing to acknowledge the family jokes and events and habits together, meaning Ethan's sister thinks she's the only one carrying Ethan's memory as it should be. Well, her and the cat anyway. So while the ...more
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free arc from Netgally. All thoughts are my own*

This is a very heartfelt story of a little girl who just wants to remember her brother who has passed on. It is told from Sarah's perspective, from Sarah's point of view she seems to be the only one who wants to remember her older brother.

On the other end you have two grieving parents who are just trying to cope with the loss of their son. The author included some important information at the back of the book as well. Different
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If families talking about their deceased children, it's done it's job. Too often a child dies and the families just shut down. I've always felt so badly for siblings left behind to deal with their parents grief. Young Sarah, in the case of this story, gets her parents talking after she thinks they are angry with her. Her anger finally gets them talking about her deceased brother, as they should have been all along. Good story for grieving families.

I received a Kindle arc from Netgalley in
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
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I loved getting to read this picture book, the illustrations went along perfectly with the story, I also thought it handled the subject very well.
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