A picture book to guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving.
The text and illustrations of this lushly colored picture book guide
the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving,
including shock, tears, anger, and hope. My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is a children's picture book by design, but accessible to people of all ages.
Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT,
author Roger Hutchison had the privilege of painting with children who
had witnessed this tragic event. The experience affected him profoundly
and convinced him of a vocation to serve those who grieve with his
writing and art.
“Through brilliant colors revealed and remembered, Roger offers sacred space to dwell with grief and be at peace.” —Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. Associate
Dean for Lifelong Learning, Director, Center for the Ministry of
Teaching, Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership
Virginia Theological Seminary
“My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is a fabulous book. For all ages.” –Gail Godwin, New York Times bestselling author of Father Melancholy's Daughter
“This original volume belongs in every collection of books for children about grief.” –Wendy Mogel, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
“An amazing book with a unique way of teaching how to grieve...a must read!” –Arun Ghandi, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
“Each brush stroke and each word is perfectly crafted to bring healing.” –Rev. Dr. David Peters, Episcopal Veterans Fellowship
“Explores the many colors of bereavement.” –Marian Mankin, Program Director of Bo's Place (Bereavement Center)
world is increasingly re-discovering that grief and trauma are
whole-body experiences. Hutchison's imagery and art are a feast for the
eyes, soaking into the mind's memories and rendering fresh tears,
smiles, and that human-divine alchemy of prayer that all great art
performs.” —Troy Bronsink, founder of The Hive: A Center for
Contemplation, Art, and Action and author of Drawn In: A Creative
Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers.
in hospice and palliative care, we often discussed the lack of
appropriate resources to help the children, grandchildren and siblings
of our patients process their grief. I wish I'd had a copy of My
Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. on my shelf. The poetic verse and
vivid artwork gently explore the spectrum of emotions grieving children,
youth and adults experience.” —Sarah H. Cross, LMSW, MPH
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