Book: Mama Cried
Author: Talia Haven
Illustrator: Sytiva Sheehan
Jenny was enjoying herself on the swings when Azula, one of the guardians of the playground came to take her away.
Together they journey to a cinder building where Jenny must make a powerful decision.
A short but powerful story that captured me from the beginning and left me wanting more at the end. Talia tells the tale of a young child, one who was taken from life too soon. We never learn her cause of death but it definitely adds to the ominous feeling of the story. An interesting twist at the end, Talia has brought to life a new way of seeing life after death for small children and gives me a satisfaction over how it all ends.