I Wish I Could Tell You is a touching, poetic tale that wrestles with the complex emotions we feel when we lose someone close to us, from an award-winning children's book author.
Losing someone you love, someone close to you, can be difficult to talk about. But sometimes writing a letter can help you find the words you wish you could say. That’s exactly what a young fox realizes one morning after learning about the death of his beloved grandmother, someone with whom he shared so many special memories. As he longingly searches for any trace of her presence in all their familiar haunts, the young fox soon discovers that only by embracing his grief will the right words—the words he wishes he could say to his grandmother—come to him.
“The story explores the confusion, disbelief, sorrow, and acceptance of losing a loved one in a compassionate, accessible way, ending on a reminder to cherish the good memories.”Foreword
"If you’re looking for Grandparent Loss 101, I Wish I Could Tell You is the book to grab. Its sweetly old-fashioned illustrations might give the impression that you’ve wandered into a fairy tale, but the story packs a timeless and gracefully executed emotional wallop . . . devastating and triumphant."
—New York Times Book Review