Friday, March 4, 2016

THE DAFFODILS STILL GROW




Title: The Daffodils Still Grow: A Book for Grieving Daughter
Author: Sherri Elizabeth Tidwell
Publisher: Mascot Books
Pages: 38
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
The Daffodils Still Grow is a full-color illustrated book that portrays life after a loved one dies as seen from the observations of a motherless child. “Beautiful and inspiring.”

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  • The Daffodils Still Grow is available at Amazon.
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  • Watch a narrated video of the book at YouTube.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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My Impressions:  
This was an adorable book centered around one child's grieving process over her mother. Beautifully told in poetic verse that will make your heart ache. I loved that the author worked through the steps of the grief process with a reliance on God and not on self. The end of the story is beautiful when the realization hits the girls that her mothers and all her great character qualities  lives on through her. At first I did not really appreciate the illustrations, but then it dawned on me that this is the author when she was young being represented and I realized how beautiful it was ( I know I am kinda slow on the uptake sometimes).   I really and I do mean really loved the scene where the little girl is on her bed crying and when she is looking at her house she sees her mother everywhere, doing all the things she would do when at home. It broke my heart.



About the Author

The Daffodils Still Grow was inspired by diary entries of the author/illustrator, Sherri Elizabeth Tidwell, after the death of her mother when she was 14. “My mother committed suicide when I was 14, and after nearly a year of crying and hurting, I was surprised -- almost shocked -- to see the daffodils she planted right before her death still bloom again. It was a big wake-up call to me that, even though she was gone, I could still carry on without her FOR her. Somehow, our loved ones still find a way of communicating with us when we need it the most." Sherri Elizabeth now attends Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. She has a BA in both communications and studio arts from Austin Peay State University. She hopes that every parent will know how irreplaceable and loved they are to their children and that every child who has lost a parent will know they are not alone. Remember, the daffodils still grow!

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  Disclaimer:
I received this book from Pump Up Your Books in exchange for my honest review.
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