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When a young boy loses his mother, an invisible dragon swoops in and perches on top of his head. A most unwelcome guest, the dragon follows him to school, sleeps on his chest at night (making it hard for him to breathe), and even crashes his birthday party.
As the boy comes to terms with his mother's death, however, his relationship with the dragon changes in surprising ways.
My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon is a story for children (and adults) dealing with loss, particularly the death of a parent. With the metaphor of the dragon, a light tone, and touches of humor. The book shows that healing takes time and that it's OK to experience a wide range of emotions as you process a really big loss.
My Big Dumb Invisible Dragon
Published by Sounds True 2019
Written by Angie Lucas
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif
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