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Benny’s Hat Launch with Juliet Clare Bell

Friday 13th October 2017 5pm - 7pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event

Come and join us for the launch of Benny’s Hat with author, Juliet Clare Bell, and illustrator, Dave Gray. There will be snacks and drinks, activities for children (making frisbees and paper hats), live music, book signing, and an opportunity to buy or gift a copy of the book to a local children’s organisation.

Benny's Hat is a story about siblings, love, loss and hope. A child bereavement counsellor from Edward’s Trust will be there to talk with anyone about help available for bereaved families or friends. The launch is suitable for all, whether bereaved or not.

The author and illustrator are donating £2 from the sale of each book to Edward’s Trust in Birmingham.

Tickets: The event is free but limited. Simply email birmingham@foyles.co.uk by Tuesday 10th October to request a space at this very special evening.

 

"Benny’s Hat deals so quietly with a huge subject of a sibling dying, from the view point of the sister. It shows beautifully how children and young people might deal with serious illness and death differently to adults. The story gives adult readers examples of how to support children when a sibling is not expected to live, not only from the section for parents at the back, but also by watching Friz’s parents’ reactions to her behaviour. I think this book will be extremely helpful for me in supporting families, children and young people through pre- and post-bereavement,"  Jackie Grant, Bereavement Support Practitioner, Child Bereavement UK

 

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