Friday, March 6, 2015

Love Is Forever - Children's Book (Helps To Reassure Children That Love Survives Loss) #Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 3/22


Love is Forever is an uplifting new book that reassures children that love survives loss. No matter our age, we all struggle when faced with the loss of a loved one. This difficult and heart wrenching time can be especially challenging for children who might be experiencing loss for the first time.

In her tender and reassuring new children’s book Love Is Forever, Casey Rislov shares how Little Owl and her family cope with the death of their beloved Grandfather Owl by sharing memories and keeping love alive in the present and in the future.

Accompanied by soft and endearing illustrations that portray the joy of remembering shared activities like fishing and flying kites together, this gentle and wise book told from the perspective of Grandfather Owl shows adults and children that love survives loss.




In addition to giving caregivers and children a beautiful way to begin talking about loss, Rislov provides additional resources and information at the back of the book from professionals who work with children and families experiencing grief.

She comments, "I wrote this book because I felt like there were few children’s books that addressed this important topic. Losing my brother when he was two years old and more recently my mother is easier to handle when I remember that we do carry their love inside of us."

She adds, "Laughter and tears are much better than the cold empty silence of missing a loved one."

For her efforts, Love Is Forever received the 2014 Gold Medal in the Living Now Book Awards in the Children’s Picture Book category.



About the Author:
Casey Rislov holds a master’s degree in elementary education and is endorsed in early childhood and special needs. She taught for many years at a local developmental preschool and currently stays home with her two young children. Casey’s first book, Time Together, Time Well Spent! (November 2011), allowed her to share her love of reading and teaching with many local students. She is excited to now share a tender side of herself through her new book "Love Is Forever." Casey lives with her family in Wyoming, where she enjoys spending time in the mountains, downhill skiing, boating, water skiing, and of course reading and writing.


My Review:
Love is Forever is a super cute book. Even if your children haven't lost a loved one yet, or if they have lost a close pet, this book would be perfect for them to teach your children that their pets and loved ones will live on in their hearts long after they are gone. The illustrations are beautifully done. My children liked listening to me, their mother, reading this book to them. I spent four and a half days in the hospital recently due to a bad case of Group A Strep, it could have been deadly. I didn't know if I was coming home or not. I could only hope that if I had passed away, that my husband would have read this book to our three children. As it would have comforted them even if I wasn't able to be there for them anymore. My five and a half year old daughter and I spoke after I read this book to her and her siblings, and she told me that when I was in the hospital, it was as if I had died, and she was really sad.

My daughter liked the way that the book explained to her that I would still live on in her heart and in her memories of me. But she was glad that I came back home, and so am I. I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for me following my intuition and having my husband take me to the emergency room to find out what was going on with me. Always follow your inner voices, as they might be right when you don't feel well.



There is also a section in the back of the book with some answers and questions for parents about those who have passed away! I believe that most children ages four and up are ready to attend a funeral of a loved one. They need grieve just like we do.

Love is Forever is available for purchase on Amazon.com and on CaseyRislovBooks.com!

Enter below using the Rafflecoper form for a chance to Win your own copy of "Love is Forever!" Giveaway open to residents in the main 48 continental United States only, 18 years of age or older. One entrant per household please.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Love is Forever in exchange for my review post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

11 comments:

  1. how beautiful! a hard concept

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    1. Beautiful book. Hard concept to talk about for some people. I used to work at a mortuary. So talking about death to my children wasn't too hard. Especially since my scare last week. I didn't know if I was going to come home or even get to help raise my children. Scary. But at least I know that my children will be prepared and understand what will happen when someone they love passes away.

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  2. This looks so sweet! I would love to win this so I can read to my little ones before bed!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  3. I think this sounds like a comforting book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. i have failing health and this would be good for my young daughter

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    1. Aww. I didn't know. Praying for you and for comfort for your family.

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  5. I think it's great to help a child go through a hard part of life. As a parent, I struggle with explaining the hard stuff to my kids. Any kind of help is appreciated. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  6. my sister is adopting a little one and this would be great for her!

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  7. This book sounds great. This fills a area that is not really addressed towards children. We have lost 6 people last year and 3 the previous year. My Granddaughter is still confused even when we explain and read from the Bible. Thanks for sharing this book with us so we know there is a book that can comfort.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  8. I think love-is-forever-childrens-book is colorful & thoughtful

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  9. Would love this for my nephew,he has had a lot of loss in his young life

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