It’s Michael Rosen’s birthday today .I love Michael Rosen .
We have communicated by email .We talked of his son ,Ed’s death, of Rosie’s death – how both life changing ,mind-numbing,heart-breaking events were similar/tragic/wrong/sad/too much /unjust etc .I asked him for self-help tips’ – he said go out and have more children .I ignored him ,
As a gift to my school for being so caring , I bought every class a copy of Michael Rosen’s ‘The Sad Book’ , which to this day is the book that best describes ‘Grief’ .
Everyone should read it ,starting in reception and coming back to it in times of one’s own or anyone else’s grief .
It is a little piece of readable understanding for me