Why Me? Positive Verse for Loss and Sadness speaks to a child suffering loss or experiencing a heart-breaking event? Phebe Phillips writes words for those touched by the quiet feeling of sadness. Her blend of illustrations with verse seeks to guide and lovingly sooth emotions as she leads her readers into awareness that each of us is special and that indeed, each of us is loved.
Phebe frees each reader to use their own imagination as she weaves her story to include diverse portrayals of ethnicity and gender while using animals in human form. Many illustrations hold a deeper meaning than what may be seen upon first glance, such as in the illustration for “Sometimes things leave…” which represents the ladder to the sky as a DNA double helix marked with hydrogen bonds.
Why Me? is appropriate for all ages, even adults.