We are delighted to present to you Sammy Found a Treasure, a children’s book about bereavement and the power of love, written by Laura and Teresa Menéndez, and illustrated by Maru Guerrico.
The book was born from an experience of grief in our family and seeks to accompany children who have experienced the death of someone they love, but also aims to be a tool to enrich the emotional world of all children in relation to a topic that is usually taboo, until it passes close to home.
It tells the story of a young boy, Sammy, whose mum has died but left a very special present for him, which will help him in the process of healing his heart. Before she died, she gathered all her strength and wrote her name in Sammy’s heart. She loved him so much that her love became imprinted in him forever. This present will accompany him always and is so valuable that Sammy wants to share it with other children that, like him, have also lost a beloved one.
Alongside the book, we have created a website with information on child bereavement, reading guides, activities, and resources, and have included a reading of the book, that we invite you to listen to: www.sammyfoundatreasure.com
We wanted to let you know about our book since your work may often lead you to discuss this issue with families and children. Hopefully, it can serve as a tool to help you in your work.
The book was originally published in Spanish in Argentina (October 2020), and is now available in English (September 2021), for purchase in Ireland, the UK and Europe, through our website.
If you know of anyone that may be interested in it, we would appreciate if you could share this information with them,