Dave catches up with Dimity Powell who has written the book The Fix-It Man,A hopeful story of life, loss and love.
She explains Children begin to learn about loss early, often through the loss of a pet or someone they love. Knowing how to discuss what children are feeling might seem a difficult task to tackle. This thoughtful and subtle picture book will wrap young readers in its hopeful embrace and offer a gentle way for carers and kids to have conversations around love and loss.
In The Fix-It Man, a young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things, but following the death of her mother, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as damaged toys and cracked teapots.
Together, she and her father find a way to glue back the pieces of their lives.
The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl’s mother).
Grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harshest experiences.