Bedtime Story By Chloe Hooper

Bedtime Story By Chloe Hooper

Let me tell you a story…

When Chloe Hooper’s partner is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive illness, she has to find a way to tell their two young sons.

By instinct, she turns to the bookshelf. Can the news be broken as a bedtime tale? Is there a perfect book to prepare children for loss? Hooper embarks on a quest to find what practical lessons children’s literature—with its innocent orphans and evil adults, magic, monsters and anthropomorphic animals—can teach about grief and resilience in real life.

As she discovers, ‘the right words are an incantation, a spell of hope for the future.’ From the Brothers Grimm to Frances Hodgson Burnett and Tolkien and Dahl—all of whom suffered childhood bereavements—she follows the breadcrumbs of the world’s favourite authors, searching for the deep wisdom in their books and lives.

My Thoughts:

I spent a long time trying to decide what to write about this book, I felt as though I needed a moment until I could collect my thoughts to write a review, a book has never done that to me before and I have read many books. This book is about Chloe who’s partner has been diagnosed leukaemia and Chloe has to find a way to tell their two sons. It is a memoir but so much more, I could never imagine being in the position Chloe is in and I am sure other parents that are in similar situations will find comfort and also help in this read. I found it very emotional reading it but I absolutely loved how it was written. There are illustrations through out the book that just wonderful and so relatable. It is a book that I think will help parents and also anyone struggling with death and grief to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are not alone.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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