Monday, April 16, 2012

I Remember Mommy’s Smile – Diana Wolfman Baker

Publisher:  Baker’s Dozen Press
Pages:  45
Source:  Review copy from author
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book

My Review:
This is a child’s story about a parent’s illness and death.  Diane Wolfman has created a story to help children of all ages deal with grief and loss.  Based on her own experiences as a child.  Dina has found it important to write this book to reach out to those who are young and must deal with such a great loss.  The story touches the heart.  You feel the fear and pain the character feels.  It explains the steps an illness can take and how to deal with it.  The story is open and honest.  It is great for parents, grandparents, teachers and counselors who need a resource to help young children deal with the tough subject of death.  This should be on every parents shelf.

About the Author:
Dina Baker lost her mother to cancer after a long illness.  She wrote this book with the hope of helping other children who are coping with similar situations.  In addition to authoring books and essays and running Baker’s Dozen Press, Baker is an accomplished public speaker who has been engaged to address numerous audiences regarding I Remember Mommy’s Smile – PhD psych candidates studying school psychology, children in child bereavement camp and  with general audiences.  She also has a nearly 30-year career in marketing and communications.  She and her husband, Brad, are empty-nesters living in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  For more information on I Remember Mommy’s Smile and excerpts from the video, go to


  1. Death of a parent is a very sensitive topic It requires skill to write a book on this topic for kids

  2. This author definitely has that skill.