Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? by Elke Barber, Alex Barber is lovely little picture book that explains death to a young child. Mother explains that his father cannot come back because his body has stopped working and that it is ok to be sad. The book continues and shows that a year later, Alex is mostly happy, but it is still ok when he is sad sometimes.
Alex and his daddy are having a boys weekend when his father suffers a heart attack. Alex, only 3 years old, goes and finds help. The ambulance arrives and takes his daddy while Alex waits for him back at the campground. When his mommy arrives instead of his daddy Alex begins to ask questions. His mom answers his questions honestly and in a way that he can understand. I loved the follow up explaining that even a year later, he still feels sad and cries sometimes when he misses his dad. This book is touching. This is a great book for families to use when they need to explain death to a young child, whether it is a sudden death or one that was expected due to health or age.
I give this book 4/5 stars.
I received this book from Jessica Kingsley Publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.