When Pete's Dad Got Sick - Signed Edition
By Kathleen Long Bostrom
Illustrated by Cheri Bladholm
A story to help children (ages 4 to 8 years old) understand and accept a chronically ill parent. A beautiful book telling the story of Pete, a boy whose dad used to run and swing him around, but now can hardly walk, much less play. Pete is hurt and angry and doesn't understand why this has happened. Pete's dad tells him that even though he can no longer run, he can still be Pete's father.
The book includes two pages of suggestions for parents and others helping a child through loss of this kind, written by R. Scott Stehower, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Calvin College, and clinical psychologist. Part of the new Helping Kids Heal series from Zonderkidz Publishers.