“An incredible book for both children and adults to help us gain perspective, insight and hope for living each day regardless of what lies in our path.”
Rev. Mark Buchanan, MTh, BCC
Chaplain Services, Volunteer Services,
Guest House UT Southwestern University Hospitals
“A story that soothes all souls. Every page brings glimmers of hope for the saddened heart through beautiful artistry and thoughtful expressions.”
Executive Director of Retail, CHRISTUS Health
“The black and white ‘concrete’ world of children creates a conundrum when they encounter loss– it means their processing of grief may be especially difficult, but Ms. Phillips has offered an understanding hope for children in this lovely verse.
Ms. Phillips’ verse enters the child’s world through physical or experiential understanding of destructive floods, unexpected noises and thuds, broken bones and yes, even house-fires. These solid spring-board examples allow her to dive into the authentic feelings such realities generate—anger, shame, doubt (‘is it my fault’) and ultimately sadness.
As chaplains, my colleagues and I realize the talk of death and dying are often approached unknowingly, carelessly and therein done poorly, leaving additional emotional scars. Phebe Phillips’ understanding of children’s grief is exemplified in her verse—childlike in rhyme and lyrical message, but mature in its capacity to offer growth edges of the new and altered reality within a loss. Her verse truly offers healing and hope to all.”
Chaplain Laura Parsons,
Board Certified, NACC Mercy Health, East Market, Cincinnati, Ohio
“A book to delight and cherish. Rhyming that tickles the tongue and engages the heart.”
Ann Stuart, Ph.D
Former Chancellor and President, Texas Woman’s University
“This is a book to be treasured by children of all ages. Phebe’s rhymes are classic.”
Speaker, Award-winning Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, co-author of The Last of the Four Musketeers: Allen Joe’s Life and Friendship with Bruce Lee, Director of the documentary film, The Last of the Four Musketeers
“Phebe Phillips is a prolific writer and artist. In this book, Phebe encourages those who read it to maintain a positive outlook no matter what they are going through—to value their individuality and self-worth. The artistry is colorful and detailed, enhancing the encouraging words to those who read it.”
Delena Stuart-Watson, Founder of Regan’s HOPE
“In every pain and in every struggle, whether physical or mental; whether natural or man-made, there is a chance for humans to be resilient – if we know how. Resiliency can be learned and is a powerful tool at our disposal. Phebe shows us how to change our minds, and yet dig deep, in this book…no matter our age.”
Barb Reynolds, PRS. Managing Partner, Recovery Spectrum, and Former Executive Director, Mental Health America of Greater Dallas.