If you like the “Mr. Terupt” books, this book is for you! On Ms. Bixby's last day of school before she starts cancer treatments there is supposed to be a big party in her classroom. Unfortunately, Ms. Bixby cannot make the party and three of her students decide to bring the party to her in the hospital. They embark on a crazy adventure, break many rules, and discover much of themselves and their favorite teacher in the process.
This instructional story presented in comic book format uses the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who learns about drawing and life from an artist he meets in the park. You too can create your own drawings and story of your own with the art tips in this book. Recommended for Grades 4 and up.
Death, a towering figure in a black robe, comes to visit four children whose grandmother is quite ill. The children, fearing the worst, try different ways to distract him. Death realizes how frightened the children are and so he tells them an allegorical story about two brothers, Grief and Sorrow and two sisters, Joy and Delight. They meet and fall in love and spend a long happy life together. When it comes time to die, they do so on the same day. As it is with life and death, they cannot exist without each other. This picture book can be used with children in times of loss. It was first published in Denmark in 2001. Recommended for ages 4-8.