Always and Forever
When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.
A beautiful, moving and reassuring book on the theme of bereavement.
A delicate subject touchingly and sensitively handled. You'll need a hanky ... Primary Times (Hampshire) 20041011 Many small children will be faced with the death of someone they love and this charming picture story might help them to come to terms with it. Northern Echo 20050101 Moving to the point where younger children may be upset, but explains death gently. 10/10. Daily Mirror 20051027 It is an enjoyable tale and I think young children will like it and might gain some insight into grief and how to cope with it. Bereavement Care 20080601 One of the best books i've read on death and loss. Sprouts 20081101
Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. Her backlist in Doubleday/Corgi includes TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and THE VERY SMALL. PURE DEAD MAGIC, the start of a trilogy, was her first novel. The second part, PURE DEAD WICKED was published in April 2002. Debi lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.