The Scar 小伤疤 by Charlotte Moundlic
This captivating, deeply moving story "La Croute" will leave you in tears. An exquisitely painful moment, a little boy responds to his mother's death in a genuine, deeply moving story leavened by glimmers of humor and captivating illustrations by Olivier Tallec.
Now translated from French to Mandarin, when the boy in this story wakes to find that his mother has died, he is overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear that he will forget her. French author captured the raw, unmanageable feelings that sweep over the boy: rage, melancholy. He shuts all the windows to keep in his mother’s familiar smell and scratches open the cut on his knee to remember her comforting voice. He doesn’t know how to speak to his dad anymore, and when Grandma visits and throws open the windows, it’s more than the boy can take—until his grandmother shows him another way to feel that his mom’s love is near.
With tenderness, touches of humor, and unflinching emotional truth, Charlotte Moundlic captures the loneliness of grief through the eyes of a child. An invaluable book too, for adults who need to understand what grief means to a child—and for a grieving child, as a roadmap through it.
Suitable for 3-6 little tots.