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author/illustrator: Jean-François Sénéchal, Chiaki Okada

ages: 3+

48 pages

21 x 29 cm

hardcover

French

Comme des géants (Canada)

Sold: Simplified Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, English (world)

 

I Wish I Could Tell You

  • A touching, poetic tale that wrestles with the complex emotions we feel when we lose someone close to us.

     

    Losing someone you love, someone close to you, can be difficult to talk about. But, sometimes, writing a letter can help you find the words you wish you could say.

     

    That’s exactly what a young fox realizes one morning after learning about the death of his beloved grandmother. As he longingly searches for any trace of her presence in all their familiar haunts, the young fox soon discovers that only by embracing his grief will the right words — the words he wishes he could say to grandmother — come to him.

     

     

    “Soft, blended illustrations aid the gentle tone of this children’s book about loss and healing. (…) Through the little fox, the story explores the confusion, disbelief, sorrow, and acceptance of losing a lovedone in a compassionate, accessible way, ending on a reminder to cherish the good memories.” — Foreword Reviews

    • Finalist Premio Andersen (Italy, 2024)
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