One fateful night, a child notices a magnificent star that looks like it’s following him during a car ride home from the beach.
When he asks his mom about it, she gives him a textbook explanation at first, and then makes him think twice. Heartfelt and reassuring, Goodnight Star, Whoever You Are helps kids cope with grief, loss, and longing in an enchanting way, sparking meaningful conversations about the everlasting power of love. With an imaginative point of view, kids will discover that the connection they share with the person or pet who died transcends the space between them. Children can reflect on their unbreakable bond with an “I Remember” page at the end of this delightfully illustrated picture book, providing comfort during trying times.
What people are saying
“Poetic, inspiring, and beautifully illustrated.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A brilliantly written book that will help grieving kids of all ages.” — Brie Overton, Chief Clinical Officer of Experience Camps
“Jodi Meltzer provides a beautiful point of view in Goodnight Star, Whoever You Are, weaving the concept of universal connection and creating a comforting link between the child in the story, their mother, and their loss. The wonder of the child in Meltzer’s tale shines bright in the narration, which is enhanced through the imagery of Jody King Camarra…I would give it a whole bucket of stars if I could.” — Readers’ Favorite Review
“A beautiful way to teach children to cope with loss. This book gives them permission to remember their loved one, and to play an active role in connecting with that person every time they see a star. Goodnight Star, Whoever You Are is proof that ‘death ends a life, not a relationship.’ ” — Jamie Sentnor, LICSW specializing in grief and loss
“I would highly recommend this beautiful, heartfelt story to grief organizations and therapists who are looking to expand their children’s bereavement programming.” — Cathy Spear, LICSW, Clinical Director of CalEx Girls