Mom's sweater / Jayde Perkin.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After the loss of her mother, a young girl and her dad find a new way to live with grief with the help of her mom's sweater.
    • Notes:
      Original title: "Mum's jumper" published in the United Kingdom, 2019.
      Ages 4-8. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
    • Other Titles:
      Mum's jumper
    • ISBN:
      9780802855442
      080285544X
    • Accession Number:
      2019032514
    • Accession Number:
      on1112140629
      1112140629
    • Accession Number:
      fay.708645
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PERKIN, J. Mom’s sweater. [s. l.]: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2020. ISBN 9780802855442. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645. Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Perkin J. Mom’s Sweater. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers; 2020. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645
    • APA:
      Perkin, J. (2020). Mom’s sweater. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Perkin, Jayde. 2020. Mom’s Sweater. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645.
    • Harvard:
      Perkin, J. (2020) Mom’s sweater. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645 (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Perkin, J 2020, Mom’s sweater, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Perkin, Jayde. Mom’s Sweater. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Perkin, Jayde. Mom’s Sweater. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Perkin J. Mom’s sweater [Internet]. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.708645

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1

A young girl narrates her story about the aftermath of losing a beloved parent, taking readers through her various stages of grief. The child not only deals with sadness but also struggles with feelings of emptiness: "It didn't feel real. Nobody pinched me. But if they did, I'm sure I wouldn't have felt it." She also experiences jealousy and resentment because other children still have their mothers. As life goes on, she quietly suffers while she and her father do their best to deal with their heartbreaking loss. The illustrations show that the girl loves red clothing, and when she comes across her mother's favorite red sweater and begins wearing it daily, her depression, sleeplessness, and anger gradually lessen. Time and the girl's warm bond with her father help ease her sadness. Though she keeps the sweater, eventually she doesn't need to wear it every day. Softly colored illustrations, with objects outlined in black, deftly convey the story in this British import that will be beneficial to children dealing with the loss of a loved one. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 February #4

In the opening image of this picture book, a mother dressed in a patient gown sits on the edge of a hospital bed, hugging her young daughter. Both have gentle smiles; outside, daffodils—Mom's favorite flower—are in bloom. But Mom isn't coming home; there's a funeral, and an outpouring of cards and flowers and sandwiches. While the grieving girl is surrounded by supportive people, she is "angry that my friends had moms who picked them up from school." When she discovers her mother's favorite red sweater among her mom's belongings, she wears it constantly until, with help from her father, she learns that like the sweater, the grief she feels "may stay the same size. But my world will grow bigger around it." Perkin's firmly inked drawings, punctuated by bright colors, offer a visual consistency that serves as an anchor amid the emotional turmoil, authenticating the story's trajectory from sadness to acceptance to loving remembrance. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

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