Big Nan's Last Adventure Front Cover

Big Nan’s Last Adventure

In this read-together or read-alone book for young children, we say goodbye to Big Nan, a strong, matriarchal female role model who is fun and adventurous. The book helps educators, parents and carers initiate honest and realistic conversations with young children about the following topics: Breaking down stereotypes that older people are boring, frail and need to be looked after; Breaking down taboos around discussing death and grief; Understanding that there are many different views about what happens after death and that it’s fine to discuss this openly and to learn that there is uncertainty; Keeping people “alive” by remembering them and celebrating their lives.

“I highly recommend this lovely book.  Explaining death to a child can be a difficult thing to do.  Big Nan’s gentle story offers stepping stones for you to begin conversations about the different aspects of her journey, using the thought-provoking images to explore reactions and emotions with children.”

Julie Parker, CEO, Penhaligon’s Friends (A charity supporting bereaved children, young people and their families).

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  • ISBN: 978-1-78856-137-2 978-1-78856-138-9
  • Age Group: 3 years plus
  • Series: Fred & Woody's Fantastic World
  • Author: Alex Waldron
  • Format: Hardback Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 210 x 210mm
  • Curriculum Links: Early years foundation stage, PSHE, Relationships, Sex and Health Education
Key Selling Features
• Laugh-out-loud engaging text • Cool, funny illustrations • Relatable characters that reflect kids' everyday lives • A comprehensive section of tips, ideas and advice to help parents, carers, teachers and all early years practitioners get the most from the book
Series Information
Series Name: Fred & Woody's Fantastic World  Resources
Fred & Woody's Fantastic World is a series of books from exciting new writer and illustrator Alex Waldron. Alex was inspired to create the Fantastic World stories for his young sons Fred & Woody. The funny stories are all set in magical Kernow County (Alex's home county of beautiful Cornwall) where Fred & Woody go camping, surfing and spend time by the sea with their beloved grandparents Big Nan and Poo-Pops, their dog Bear and Martha the turtle.