Poppo’s Memory Book


This workbook, the final installment of the POPPO Books, is a Child’s Guide to Remember and Smile after Loss. Through a variety of activities in this special keepsake, children are encouraged to express their feelings, ask questions, share memories, use their imagination, and find happiness beyond the sorrow that comes with loss.
Key Points
  • Provides a healing model to help children deal with loss after death
  • Offers a spiritual framework for children to understand the loss of a loved one
  • Addresses loss after death, honestly and directly, but remains comforting and hopeful
  • Provides a way for children to identify and express their feelings through storytelling, creative arts, written and verbal self- expression, imagination and conversation
  • Creates a starting place for a conversation with children about death
  • Elicits the tough questions that arise when someone you love dies
  • Incorporates the key points [below] through the use of the acronym S.M.I.L.E.
A Child’s Guide to Remember and S.M.I.L.E. after Loss

Share your feelings with someone you trust

Remembering keeps your loved one close

Use your imagination to create mind-magic

Love yourself and others too

Enjoy your life in a new way
Those we love never really die; they live in our hearts forever!


“Poppo’s Memory Book is an amazing “grief workbook” for kids who are young and for others who are young at heart. The author sets a tone for the normalcy and inevitableness of death. There are many opportunities throughout this book to process, to draw and to communicate feelings with others. The action part of this workbook allows a variety of ways for expression. The upbeat feeling throughout this book focuses on love, and the notion that love never dies. The illustrations support the positive messages throughout the pages. This book does a great job in walking through the process of loss and grief in a way that is easily understood by a younger audience. Well done!” Carolyn S. Muir PhD

This is a great book for children and adults.  I recently lost my dad after a somewhat long illness.  I have the entire series of Poppo’s Books, and have enjoyed reading each of them.  I even read Poppo’s Half- Birthday Wish to my dad while he was sick in bed.  Since we are all children when our parents die, this really becomes a good memory book for any age.  I am glad that there is a workbook that is interactive for children where they can document and talk about their feelings.  I also lost my brother when I was very young and this would have really helped me deal with loss.  I urge anyone young and old who is dealing with the loss of a loved one to purchase at least the workbook to help begin the process of healing.  My best to all dealing with the loss of a loved one – remember to S.M.I.L.E.”  Debbie Lemnah