What I loved: It can be really challenging to talk to young children about loss and grief, and this book presents a beautiful way to celebrate the memories of loved ones after they are gone - by doing the things they loved. This is a heart-wrenching read and definitely brings a tear to the eye, but very beautiful. The language is poetic, capturing all the emotions and challenges in carefully chosen words. The illustrations are gorgeous with plenty of colors and celebrating the love between grandmother and grandchild so beautifully.
Final verdict: DANCE LIKE A LEAF is a gorgeous book about connection, loss, and grief. This is a great choice for children who have lost or are losing a grandparent.