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Book Review: 'Missing Mommy'

[Source: New York]
Review by Pamela Paul
The death of a parent is a subject most people instinctively shy away from. That is, until it hits home; then parents, teachers, therapists and other caregivers are grateful for picture books that grapple with the hardest stuff faced by young children — whether it’s the loss of a grandparent or a pet, or in the case of “Missing Mommy,” one of the worst experiences of all.
“Missing Mommy” was originally published in Britain under the title “Missing Mummy,” and was immediately recognized as the sensitive, delicate act of compassion that it is. The first book that Rebecca Cobb has both written and illustrated, it stands as a remarkable achievement.
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