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The Heart and the Bottle Hardcover – Illustrated, 4 March 2010
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- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399254528
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399254529
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Best Sellers Rank: 27,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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A story of enduring love29 March 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
I originally purchased this book for my 3 year old son, however, after reading it, I knew that it was much more than a children's book. As a hospice bereavement counselor, this book is a wonderful addition to my professional library as well. In working with bereaved or grieving children, this book offers a simply story about loss, painful emotions, and enduring love. The story is simple enough for a youngster, but also profound enough for a teen or adult. Whether the loss is through death, divorce, or physical separation, this book has you covered. Thank you again Mr Jeffers for doing it right.
28 people found this helpful
It can be used for teaching important truths about life--such as loss and recovery--but also can be a sweet story for those youn23 March 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book as an adult for an adult friend who recently lost a parent unexpectedly. It was so appropriate to that situation and her 1-year-old son loves it too. It can be used for teaching important truths about life--such as loss and recovery--but also can be a sweet story for those young ones who are not yet privy to the more painful losses in life yet. It's really not a sad book, the way this review might make it seem, but is hopeful and encouraging and can be applied to multiple situations. The illustrations are adorable and the consensus from the three of us, old and young, is that we love this book.
4 people found this helpful
My Dear Wife of Forty Years Died & this Book Helped Deal with My Grief2 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
This little, poignant children's book help me through my intense grief after my wife of 40 years died in January. I still grieve but I choose not to put my heart in a bottle. I heartily recommend this book and have bought some as gifts for others in the throes grief. Indispensable for helping the grandchildren come to grips with what is hard for them to understand.
10 people found this helpful
Leanne C Hadley
Are you and adult who is in grief?? Read this CHILDREN'S book!!!30 June 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
BEST for adults who are grieving... Such a beautiful book about not putting our feelings in a bottle for fear of being hurt again. I work with people in grief of all ages. Many of the younger children (under 6th grade) that I read it to did not understand the metaphor used throughout the book and most did not understand it that the chair is empty because the person who sat there died. But the adults.... they understand it and it helps them to normalize their grief experience and begin to figure out why they are not healing. We cannot protect our hearts from grief and grow through it... this book is wonderful but I would not call it a children's book. Believe me, if you are an adult in grief right now... read this CHILDREN'S book! If you work with people who grieve, you will want this book to share with them. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book so much!
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book review12 March 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
I was recommended this book for my child’s age group, four years old. It’s definitely for a much older child! It’s very short, not much to the story, you have to understand the visuals to make the story up in your own head. Would not recommend
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