Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills

Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.

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A Porcupine Named Fluffy
Helen Lester

A Porcupine Named Fluffy

A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.

This book discusses the feelings of self-esteem and coping. Being different isn't bad, it's just different. If your child is the first one to lose his/her teeth in the class, they are the first one to get glasses, etc. Teasing can have a dramatic effect on a child  and the development of self worth. You can help your child embrace what make them unique instead of trying to "fit in."

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Hospice of Northwest Ohio is committed to providing support to the children in our community and we have provided Bobby’s Books training to nearly 70 schools in Northwest Ohio reaching to more than 25,000 students.

We are impressed with the Bobby’s Books program and curriculum.  We loved the fact that Pam Krenzke developed this easy to use tool for anyone who has the compassion and desire to help a child, of any age, cope with their grief. 

Bobby’s Books program empowers adults who are providing support to grieving children in a way that is unique to the loss.  The Train the Trainer session was informative, interactive and fun to participate in.  As grief counselors we have an understanding of what grief and loss for children looks like.  What makes the training session unique is it can be attended by anyone whether or not you have formal counseling training.  

The opportunities on how to use this program are endless and is only limited by the creativity of the individual using the program.  Another great tool within this program is the large bibliography offered regarding many types of grief/loss and for a variety of age groups including adults.  We recommend this program for your organization or community.  A must have program!!!

                           Dawn DeFalco, Bereavement Team Leader
                           Hospice of Northwest Ohio