Channel 3 — February 2, 2023

Willow's Aunt Lindy dies and she is very sad. Her friends and family visit Willow to comfort her by sharing their memories of Aunt Lindy. Through captivating drawings of dogs and cats and simple language, this book can help you guide your child through their experience with death. We hope that Willow and her friends inspire your child to share memories of their loved one often with friends and family so death stinks less!

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