Tear Soup, a Recipe for Healing After Loss [Hardcover]Pat Schwiebert (Author), Chuck DeKlyen (Author), Taylor Bills (Illustrator)
This is a 5+ star book in my estimation. After my daughter lost their little girl, (stillborn at 8+ months), we were all heart broken. We had recently suffered another death of a young dear friend and my heart felt heavy for a long time. My daughter received this book from a friend at work and said "that of all the books and gifts that she had received, this one was the most helpful and really hit the mark". She sat me down on the couch and she read it to me. We wept together, page by page, as Grandy, the main character, describes her process of dealing with her loss by making tear soup. (You don't know what loss she has suffered, but it doesn't matter. You do know it is a very significant loss though.) As my daughter read the book, I could literally relate to each sentence and each page. As I listened to Grandy explain to her grandson what she was doing, I felt like I had discovered a new friend, who was going through the pain with me and who finally understood how I felt. Because this is a picture book, it is written for adults and children alike. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is grieving the loss of anyone or anything significant.