Missing Mommy

A Book About Bereavement

Rebecca Cobb

Henry Holt and Co.

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Some time ago, we said good-bye to Mommy. I am not sure where she has gone.

Honest and straightforward, this touching story explores the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger and guilt to sadness and bewilderment. Ultimately, Missing Mommy focuses on the positive—the recognition that the child is not alone but still part of a family that loves and supports him.

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Praise for Missing Mommy

*"Accessible and tender." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A powerful combination of childlike drawings, rendered in watercolor and crayon, and minimal text provides an extraordinary look at the impact of his mother’s death on a young boy." -- School Library Journal

"Cobb puts a tremendous amount of emotion in deceptively simple facial expressions and postures and gives her readers small moments of visual humor to balance the terrible weight of the subject." -- The Horn Book

Praise for the UK edition:

Missing Mummy says so much in a powerful and visual way—the illustrations speak volumes on their own and the minimal text provides a useful prompt to open up conversations around the many questions children may have when they experience the death of someone important in their life.” —Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive, Child Bereavement Charity UK

Missing Mummy is a sensitive, moving and beautifully illustrated book which will help children and adults together to share their feelings. It will also be a vital tool for therapists, social workers and foster carers in enabling a child to talk about the death of their mother, or of another significant person.” —Edi Carmi, Independent Child Safeguarding Consultant, Safeguarding First UK


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‘Missing Mommy,’ by Rebecca Cobb - NYTimes.com
Rebecca Cobb’s “Missing Mommy” is a sensitive, delicate act of compassion about one of the worst experiences children can face.
- The New York Times


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Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobb is an exciting new name in children’s picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004 she has illustrated for many clients including Guardian Guide, Guardian Weekend magazine, The Independent, and Waitrose Food Illustrated. Missing Mommy is Rebecca’s third picture book.

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Missing Mommy
A Book About Bereavement
Rebecca Cobb

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805095074
ISBN10: 0805095071
Picture Book
10.625 x 8.5 inches, 28 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99
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