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Squeak and her friends give concrete answers to children’s typical questions about death and loss

Squeak the squirrel and her friends together find out what happens when someone dies and how it feels to lose someone.

The books can be read for children from the age of 3 and read by children up to the age of 10.
They are based on expert knowledge and have been written in collaboration with The Danish National Center for Grief, who are specialized in children’s understanding of death.

Squeak & Fox look at the Sky
Theme: What can we do when we really miss someone?

Squeak meets her friend Fox. Fox has a fine balloon. But Fox loses her balloon, and it flies high into the sky to an invisible place. Fox’s mother is also in an invisible place. Because she has died and Fox misses her. Together Squeak and Fox learn what you can do when you really miss someone.

This book helps children put into words how it feels when they miss someone, and helps them cope with feelings of loss. The book reminds children that it is okay to miss someone and feel happy at the same time. And that the one they miss will always be there, somewhere. This book can be used in the grief process for children who have lost a loved one. Or it can be read to children who are merely interested in the subject.  

Squeak & Mole hold a Burial
Theme: Where do we go when we die?

Squeak meets her friend Mole. Mole is sad. One of his friends has died. What does it mean when someone dies and where do you go when you die? Luckily, Squeak knows a little about this.

This book is written for children who may have questions about death. Questions can arise when children experience the illness or death of a friend or family member, or perhaps become curious about death. This book can help children to talk about death and the feelings of loss, and it tackles the question of where we go when we die. 

Squeak & Hare become brave
Theme: Is it scary to see someone dead?

Squeak and Hare have built a cave. They make sharpened sticks so that they can keep creepy monsters away. Is it also creepy to see someone who has died? Hare does not want to see his aunt who is dead. He is scared. Fortunately, Squeak’s cape can help give him the courage he needs. And perhaps it is not so creepy after all.

This book helps children to talk about death. More specifically, what a body might look like when someone has died and what the body can no longer do. To see a dead person is not necessarily creepy. It can prevent fantasies about death that can be potentially more frightening.

Squeak & Hedgehog go with the Flow
Theme: Can death or illness be someone’s fault?

Squeak and Hedgehog have a good idea. They will build a raft and float down the stream. Hedgehog is a little frightened of floating on a raft. She is also frightened that it is her fault that her father has become ill. But she is about to realise that sometimes things happen, over which we have no control.

Children can all too easily believe that illness or death is someone’s fault, that someone is to blame. This book shows them that there are some things that happen in life that are simply beyond our control, and that is okay. The examples in this book can be used to remind children of this.

Squeak & Badger are drawing
Theme: Is there a right or wrong to grief?

Squeak and Badger are drawing. They draw quite differently. And they are both drawing correctly. But there is something Badger doesn’t know whether he is doing correctly or not. He doesn’t know how to be sad in the correct way after someone has died. Fortunately, Squeak knows there is no right or wrong way to be sad. You simply have your own way. Just like when you are drawing.

There are many ways to grieve, but no wrong way. Children often react differently to adults when they lose someone. Children can go in and out of their grief so that from one moment to the next, they change from experiencing overwhelming sadness to a spontaneous happiness over things in their daily lives. This book invites children to explore the feelings of grief they may experience following the death of a loved one.