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Sep 26, 2023

Ines Oliveira is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #MiddleGrade #Novel  "Calvin and the Sugar Apples,"  Ines tells us the book revolves around a 10-year-old girl named Amelia and her grief over the loss of her beloved chinchilla, Calvin. Ines drew inspiration from her own experiences and the emotional journey her family went through when they lost their pet. The story beautifully explores the complex emotions children experience when dealing with grief and the unique bond they share with their pets. The conversation highlighted the importance of open communication between parents and children, especially during challenging times. Ines emphasized the value of taking the time to listen to children and allowing them to express their feelings, even if it means delaying other tasks. She also touched on the significance of acknowledging and commemorating the loss of a pet to provide closure and healing.
Ines shared how writing the book was a personal process of dealing with her own grief over Calvin's loss and a tribute to their cherished pet. She hoped that her book would not only help children navigate the difficult terrain of grief but also encourage parents to prioritize meaningful conversations with their kids. Overall, "Calvin and the Sugar Apples" serves as a heartwarming and relatable resource for families to discuss grief, emotions, and the enduring impact of cherished pets. Ines Oliveira's storytelling offers a platform for children and parents to connect and heal together.

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