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Book review: Goodbye Daisy

A storybook about dealing with grief for children with special educational needs
Goodbye Daisy

Goodbye Daisy Stephanie Nimmo Hashtag Press £7.99 | 32pp ISBN: 9781999805371

There are growing numbers of books and resources that help us to understand children’s experience of grief and loss. This story and guide adds to the collection, but also offers something different.

Aimed at children with profound learning disabilities, it tells the heart-warming story of Daisy and her friend Elsie, who attend a school for children with special educational needs.

One day, Daisy doesn’t arrive at school. All the grown-ups are crying, and Elsie becomes cross and confused. The story covers the difficult task of how to explain to Elsie that her friend has died and how to say goodbye.

Goodbye Daisy is a storybook, and a parent and professional resource. It can be used with any child, but is written to explain the experience and support required for children with additional needs.

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