ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Lauren Flake
Illustrator(s): Lauren Flake & Dixie Benton Stucky
Publisher: For the Love of Dixie, LLC
ISBN-10: 099741300X
ISBN-13: 978-0997413007
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Category: Picture Book

Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?

A Preschooler's Guide to Losing a Loved One

Synopsis:

“Grandma’s in our hearts, you see.”

Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved One gently leads little ones and their parents into meaningful conversations about death, grief, and eternal love. This beautiful picture book is filled with watercolor paintings by author Lauren Flake, as well as original artwork by the author's late mother, Dixie Benton Stucky, whom she lost to early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2013, while Lauren was pregnant with her youngest daughter.

Questions, activities, Bible passages and resources in the included Parents' Guide reinforce the book’s comforting message of legacy and hope. 

Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go? is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.
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Lala Fae said on 11/06/2016:
An important topic for so many little ones. Congrats!
Lucy Grimm said on 11/05/2016:
Congrats! lovely story
K.L.Taylor said on 10/26/2016:
I'm a grandma and I do wonder about this for my grandson. That's why I wrote my stories. So he would have something of me when I am gone. Thank you for this lovely book. K.L.Taylor

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#SweetGrandmaBook is available locally in central Texas, at Junque in the Trunk in Waco, Smithville Florist in Smithville, The Purple Chair in New Braunfels, Dan Tay’s Flowers & Gifts and Lone Star Gifts in Dripping Springs, Lone Star Delights and Milagros Religious Gifts & More in Kyle, and Budaful Flowers and Old Main Street Station in Buda.






“Grandma’s in our hearts, you see.”

Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing a Loved One gently leads little ones and their parents into meaningful conversations about death, grief, and eternal love. This beautiful picture book is filled with watercolor paintings by author Lauren Flake, as well as original artwork by the author's late mother, Dixie Benton Stucky, whom she lost to early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2013, while Lauren was pregnant with her youngest daughter.

Questions, activities, Bible passages and resources in the included Parents' Guide reinforce the book’s comforting message of legacy and hope. 

Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go? is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.

Lauren lives near Austin, Texas–where she was born and raised–with her husband, their two preschool-age daughters, and two rowdy Labs. A seventh generation Texan and avid Tex Mex enthusiast, she thrives on putting her heart on paper through words and art, gardening with her girls, country western dancing with her hubby, consuming copious amounts of green tea and dark chocolate and collecting all things turquoise.

Her writing has been featured locally in Austin Woman and online at All Mom DoesSheKnowsThe Glorious TableThe Huffington Post and The Mighty. Lauren’s debut children’s book, Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?:  A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing A Loved One, features artwork by Lauren and her mother, Dixie Benton Stucky, who died of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

She loves honoring her late mom’s legacy through raising funds and awareness for her favorite causes–including Alzheimer’s Texas and United Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties. Lauren’s #TexasStrong shirts raised nearly $150,000 for central Texas flood relief in 2015.

She is the co-founder of Daughters of Dementia, a growing community connecting women for hope and health, and an active member of both the Writers’ League of Texas and the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

lauren (at) loveofdixie (dot) com

"This book is not only beautiful, but the message is full of child-like wonder and curiosity around a topic that can be so heavy and serious. Bravo for being able to lift the burden of grieving without making light of the sadness and pain." - Susan Seay, #Mentor4Moms and mom to 7 at SusanSeay.com 

"I think this is a wonderful tool to help parents and kids begin the important conversation about loss, but also opens it up for kids to bring their own ideas to the table about where they see their loved ones." - Jennie Flynn Buckley, M.A.T., parent educator at For Kids' Sake

"Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?: A Preschooler's Guide to Losing A Loved One has the magical qualities of lush images against a backdrop of heartfelt hopes to where the ones we love may go after death. This intelligently sensitive book may be a comfort for a young person struggling with loss." - Leslie Tourish, L.P.C., at LeslieTourish.com

#SweetGrandmaBook is available locally in central Texas, at Junque in the Trunk in Waco, Smithville Florist in Smithville, The Purple Chair in New Braunfels, Dan Tay’s Flowers & Gifts and Lone Star Gifts in Dripping Springs, Lone Star Delights and Milagros Religious Gifts & More in Kyle, and Budaful Flowers and Old Main Street Station in Buda.

    Guestbook Comments
    Lala Fae said on November 6, 2016:
    An important topic for so many little ones. Congrats!

    Lucy Grimm said on November 5, 2016:
    Congrats! lovely story

    K.L.Taylor said on October 26, 2016:
    I'm a grandma and I do wonder about this for my grandson. That's why I wrote my stories. So he would have something of me when I am gone. Thank you for this lovely book. K.L.Taylor

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