Samantha Jane's Missing Smile: A Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent

Samantha Jane s Missing Smile A Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent The story of a young girl whose father has recently died which deals with the full range of emotions questions and worries that children have when a parent has died Offers ways to remember and hono

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The story of a young girl whose father has recently died, which deals with the full range of emotions, questions, and worries that children have when a parent has died Offers ways to remember and honor the lost parent, encourages the open sharing of feelings, and helps children understand that their parents want them to be happy and live their lives fully.Book Details FoThe story of a young girl whose father has recently died, which deals with the full range of emotions, questions, and worries that children have when a parent has died Offers ways to remember and honor the lost parent, encourages the open sharing of feelings, and helps children understand that their parents want them to be happy and live their lives fully.Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 1 1 2007Pages 32Reading Level Age 5 and Up

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  1. This would be a good read aloud if there were students in your classroom dealing with coping. The book reassures the little girl in the story that it is okay to be sad and to cry and miss the things she used to do with her father who passed away. Many children do lose a parent whether it is to divorce, prison, or death and it is important that teachers approach these tough subjects in the right manner. This book would be helpful for young children who don't understand the coping process.

  2. This is a great book for children who are struggling with the death of a parent. It encourages the process of crying but also happiness.

  3. The authors are clinical psychologists, specializing in children's mental health; thus, it's not surprising that this book smartly tackles many complex issues related to parental loss in childhood. Sammy Jane's father has died, and, as a result, she's full of conflicted emotions she's barely suppressing. Her kindly neighbor, Mrs. Cooper, spends the day with her, acting as a wise and gentle friend, getting the sad girl to reveal her feelings. Sammy Jane's anxieties ring true: she is afraid that t [...]

  4. Samantha loses her smile after her dad dies. neighbors comfort her in ways to help her deal wit his lost. They also try to help her understand what has happened and why. Good book to help kids understand that these things happen and how they can deal with it.

  5. Samantha Jane's Missing Smile is wonderful for any child that has gone through the loss of a parent. It provides an interesting and thick plot for children as well as a problem that is fixed with a resolution. This book provides language that is suitable for any age. The characters in this book are very realistic to children. The illustrations in the book not only correspond to the text but also add to the story to enhance it. In this book Samantha Jane lost her father. Before she lost her fathe [...]

  6. In this realistic fiction children’s book, Samantha Jane’s father dies. Throughout the story her neighbor Mrs. Cooper helps Samantha cope with her father’s death. She mentions that her dad will always be with her where ever Samantha goes, just in a different way. For example, whenever Samantha saw the trees she thought about how her dad would play hid and seek. This book relates to my cultural topic families because it not only helps parents, but children learn how to cope with a death of [...]

  7. Samantha Jane has been missing her smile since her daddy died. Nothing seems to make her happy like it used to. Sometimes she feels so sad she is afraid to cry because she is not sure she'll be able to stop. Samantha was also feeling guilty about being happy. She thought people would think she really didn't love her dad if she was happy now that he was gone. After an endearing talk with Mrs. Cooper, Samantha learns that it is okay to smile and enjoy her life and that her father would even want h [...]

  8. Samantha Jane has been missing her smile since her daddy died. Nothing seems to make her happy like it used to. Sometimes she feels so sad she is afraid to cry because she is not sure she'll be able to stop. Samantha was also feeling guilty about being happy. She thought people would think she really didn't love her dad if she was happy now that he was gone. After an endearing talk with Mrs. Cooper, Samantha learns that it is okay to smile and enjoy her life and that her father would even want h [...]

  9. I think this book beautifully addresses the tragedy of a loss of a parent. In the back of this book, there are practical ways to help children cope with this loss, signs of grief to look for, and a warning for when it's appropriate to seek professional help. My best friend went through this when he was in kindergarten. I don't know how how he coped and what kind of help was provided for him, but I know he did not deal with it in the most healthy way. Based on the puzzle pieces I've gathered, I k [...]

  10. Samantha Jane recently lost her father and is struggling to know how to respond. All children respond to death differently.This book encourages children to open up when dealing with the death of a parent. Samantha is afraid to be happy because she feels that she should not because her father died. Her neighbor spends time with her and pours into her. She helps Samantha work through the pain and helps her open up and stop suppressing her feelings, and also helped her realize that her father would [...]

  11. In "Samantha Jane's Missing Smile," a young girl deals with the recent loss of her dad. Her mom allows her to ask questions, cry, and talk about her dad, if she wants. By presenting a relatable story, this book can help other children (and even adults) process through the loss of a family member and allow healing to begin. Children see that it is perfectly acceptable to have a range of feelings and talk with others about death. A must for school libraries.Authors: Julie Kaplow and Donna PincusIl [...]

  12. When someone looses a parent what do you say? Especially if that individual is a young child? This book is an awesome material to use for that type of situation. It explains that loosing a parent is a very hard thing, but that parent would want their child to be happy. When Samantha loses her dad, she loses her smile. After talking to her neighbor lady, she knows her dad loved her smile and would want her to find it again. Samantha writes her dad a letter to get rid of some of the bad feelings s [...]

  13. Story of loss of a parent. Mentor explains that if she keep pushing down her feelings they will just rise to the top just like a twig in the water. I would read this book aloud because it can provide a diverse opportunity for students to respond because it talks about how to deal with hard situations and emotions. Students can be an active reader as they can directly get involved with the book because it a real life event. The back of the book also offers parents advice from peer reviewed source [...]

  14. Great for when a student is dealing with the death of a loved one. Could be comforting to know that other people go through similar situations. Response activity could be something to make someone smile, you never know what someone's going through. Good for social worker/counselor. Another response activity could be writing a letter to a deceased loved one. Also, wonder note to parents in the back.

  15. I have been looking for appropriate resources to use with my students and am glad I came across this book. I plan to read Samantha Jane's Missing Smile in one-on-one settings with children. It covers many aspects of grief and would also be appropriate for other forms of loss. I will recommend it as a resource to the surviving parent or other caregiver. The "Note to the Parents" section is a nice addition to the book. The artwork is inviting and calming. ~ Maureen King: School Counselor

  16. Samantha Jane is missing her smile because she just lost a parent. A neighbor helps Samantha learn that even though her father is dead, there are things in the world that will help Samantha remember her dad. There are reference pages at the end of the book that give coping strategies; along with the usual stages a person goes through after losing a loved one. This book can address a hurt inside various children.

  17. "Samantha Jane's Missing Smile" focus on how to cope with the loss of a parent. Samantha has recently lost her dad, and this story follows her through the grieving process and her range of emotions. This book would be a good for students who have lost a loved one, or preparing them for dealing with grief and loss.

  18. Three and a half stars, probably. I'm not sure if this would be better for a kid who lost a parent, as a way to read about someone else in their situation, or for the surviving parent to get an understanding of what their child is going through. I suppose it's equally good for both people. A very sad book with a hopeful ending.

  19. I really enjoyed this book, I feel that it shares a great message and could help a student struggling with this. There are not many childrens books that focus on coping with the loss of a parent so I feel this would be a great tool to have in a classroom library. I really enjoyed seeing God's truth through this story.

  20. Things I don't like: books like this in the picture book collection, books written with the express purpose of bibliotherapy.

  21. This book is perfect for sharing with a child who has lost a parent. Such a beautiful message of hope and healing.

  22. Good book about loss. A young girl loses her father and her neighbor helps her find ways to remember her father in everything around her.

  23. To encourage the child to express her feelings - sadness as well as happiness. God is with us everywhere. When we doubt others' opinions of our actions, think about what God would want from us.

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