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Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite
Brown Bear and Oofie Present: The Loss of a Loved One by Masami S.C. is a children’s social issues book that would appeal mainly to an audience of parents, guardians, and child caregivers who want a way to help a child understand death and the emotions that come with it. Brown Bear’s grandmother, Mimi, has passed away and the loss has left quite an impact, not only on Brown Bear but also on her friend Oofie. The story of Brown Bear and Oofie provides a fictional framework for understanding and coping with the loss of a loved one that is worded for children.
Brown Bear and Oofie Present: The Loss of a Loved One by Masami S.C. is a well-written children’s book with adorable illustrations. The book is not specifically centered on one religious view, but instead offers different possibilities for life after death that will assist children to maintain an optimistic perspective about where their loved ones may go after death. The illustrations are particularly well done, especially the expressions of the characters. The author’s skill at writing books for children was obvious in that the words chosen were those children could readily understand. As a psychology graduate, I found this book to be an invaluable resource for anyone needing to help children understand death. I liked the way the book did not have a depressing feel to it and how it also had themes of friendship and empathy.