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Title: Children’s Author Tracy Harding Helps Children Cope with Loss in Charming New Book


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Childrens Author Tracy Harding Helps Children
Cope with Loss in Charming New Book
1888 PressRelease - Annas Big Wish is about
overcoming fears following the loss of loved
ones. BOSTON Working with children for 25
years, pediatric occupational therapist-turned
childrens author Tracy Harding has seen
firsthand how difficult grief and loss can be for
students, families and friends. Inspired by her
passion for helping kids, Hardings new book,
Annas Big Wish, aims to help children overcome
their concerns following the death of a family
member or friend. Saddened by the recent passing
of her beloved grandmother, Nana, six-year-old
Anna makes some unique requests during her
bedtime routine with her father one night. First,
she wishes for wings. Next, she wishes her dad
had big wings. Finally, she makes her biggest
request to fly to heaven and visit
Nana. Instead, Annas father takes her on a
journey filled with happy memories of her time
with Nana, from celebrating the Fourth of July
together to baking cookies and playing charades.
But when Anna falls asleep, something magical
happens, and Anna arrives right where she
wanted. Annas Big Wish is about the importance
of faith in seeing us through when its time to
say goodbye, said Harding. Inspired by my own
mother, who was the most amazing woman in the
world, I wanted this book to give children a way
to feel comforted that their loved ones who pass
on are at peace in heaven or wherever that place
may be within your belief system. Children get
the chance to travel with Anna as she says
goodbye to her grandmother in heaven this time,
on her own terms. After Anna tells Nana how much
she loves and misses her, Nana shares something
equally reassuring with Anna that she is truly
happy in her new home. With easy-to-understand
and sensitive dialogue, Annas Big Wish is a
tender story in a beautifully illustrated book
with drawings by Anna Mosca. Annas Big Wish can
be purchased online through http//www.annasbigwis
h.com, SDP Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and
Noble.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tracy Harding is a pediatric
occupational therapist and has been working in a
public school system outside the Boston area for
the past 25 years. Working with children is her
first love, and her book was inspired by that
passion, and by her abiding love for her mother
Joanne A. Harding. This is her debut childrens
illustrated book. Harding would like to encourage
readers to go to her website at annasbigwish.com
to learn more about grief and loss counseling for
children. http//www.sdppublishingsolutions.com
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