Tuck Meets a Dragonfly
This delightfully illustrated and heartwarming book tells the story of a young turtle named Tuck who is struggling after the death of his Mom. Tuck's best friend, Padraic, embarks on a quest to find the answer to Tuck's questions, "Is there a Turtle Heaven?" and "Is my Mom there?" Padraic seeks the help of Old Naughton, a turtle elder, who in turn asks the help of the dragonflies, Queen Emily and Katarina. Together the group brings the answers Tuck needs to begin his healing.
This uplifting story highlights ways to help grieving children. Suggestions are offered on using the story to broach the topics of grief and loss, "what happens next," and how love and friendship can heal the pain of grief.