The Invisible String
by Patrice Karst & Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

This wonderful picture book teaches children about the unbreakable bond we have with the people closest to us, whether they are near or far.

When Liza and Jeremy are awoken by thunder they run straight to their mother for comfort. She tries to encourage them back to their own beds but it’s clear that they don’t want to leave – so she tells them about the Invisible String. At first the children are confused. What string? Why can’t they see it? Where does it go?

Their mother explains that the Invisible String is made out of love and it connects you to your favourite people, even when you can’t see them. Whenever you miss someone, your love flows through the string and tugs on their heart so they know you are thinking of them. Their love then travels right back to you.

Curious, the children start to ask questions. Would the string be long enough to reach them if they were in a submarine at the bottom of the ocean? How about if they were an astronaut in space or an explorer in the deepest depths of the jungle? Throughout, their mother assures them that the Invisible String reaches anywhere and everywhere. It can even reach loved ones in heaven.

This is a book which should be on every child’s bookshelf and in every school library, especially in these uncertain times. It helps children deal with separation anxiety and can be used for many scenarios including bereavement, starting school, parental separation and missing family who live far away.

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