Saturday, September 2, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: I Can't Believe They're Gone by Karen Brough

Book: I Can’t Believe They’re Gone

Author: Karen Brough

Genre: Children’s Picture Books

Release Date: June, 2023

The mouse family has lost someone dear.

Come follow each one as Bear helps them understand all they are feeling and how each expresses it in their own unique way. Tiny is so quiet, I wonder if Bear will be able to help him too?


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Grief is always a difficult thing for Adults, Children dealing with grief are even more difficult. Parents are always looking for an easy way to help Children understand and go through the emotions and stages of Grief. Karen Brough is an author who has a heart for writing Children's Books and has written one on the topic of grief in children. I Can't Believe They Are Gone by Karen Brough is a Children's Picture Book. 

I can honestly say this is a valuable resource for anyone dealing with Grief. The book really explains in a loving and caring manner that is it OK to be sad when missing a loved one. I really like how the author uses a Bear to comfort all the little mice who lost a family member. It reminds me of a "Mama Bear" explaining to her little ones that their Family Member will always be remembered and the little ones are comforted. The illustrations in the book are BEAUTIFUL and wonderfully done. I HIGHLY recommend this to Families who are struggling with grief. It will not only comfort the child but the adults also. FANTASTIC BOOK!


Karen Brough is an award-winning author who calls Australia home. As a wife, mother of three and former teacher, she writes with a teacher’s heart for children. Karen always knew she would write a book about processing loss and grief, so she became a student of the science of grief. When Karen lost a beloved friend in 2022, she turned to writing as part of her grieving process. This story is the result—a hope investment from her heart to yours. She believes it will help others know they are not alone in their loss and reassure those who don’t know what to do with all their big emotions.


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This book has been a story of the heart and was written, well before my pen hit a page.

I had a gentle whisper of an idea to study grief, knowing that I would write a book about it at some stage, I began. At the end of my year of study, we sadly had a dear friend, taken from us far too soon. The story came to life as I processed my own grief and its words tended to my own heart.

I wanted to write a book that didn’t focus on the loss itself, but rather, gave children/adults some gentle encouragement and hope, in their own loss. A book that invested hope and reassurance about big emotions in times of loss and

It has been written in such a way, that the loss is never given a name, so the reader can adopt and relate to the mouse family as part of their own. The readers of ‘I Can’t Believe They’re Gone,’ can download their own grief activity
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To celebrate her tour, Karen is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the review.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of I Can’t Believe They’re Gone, this sounds like a sad and beautiful story

Adik Miftakhur said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely cover. thanks for sharing the review

Tami Vollenweider said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your review!! Such a great book to explain to little ones when this happens and also with great pictures!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank You for the review.

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like a great resource; I like the artwork too. Good review!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This would have been helpful several years ago when we experienced a sudden loss.

traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you have a favorite book from childhood?

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