Kids Reading and Craft with Dimity Powell


Kids Reading and Craft with Dimity Powell


A hopeful story of life,
loss and love.

Come along to a special reading of The Fix-it Man with author Dimity Powell on Saturday 8th April at 10.30am. Dimity will read us some of her beautiful book, followed by a craft session.

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.


About The Book....

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. The author was encouraged to seek publication for this story after receiving the endorsement of several grief counsellors who work with children and who recognised the need for a book such as this.

Meet The Author....
Dimity Powell has trekked through many parts of the world and crossed several of its oceans, collecting story ideas along the way. She loves transforming these intokids’ books because, deep down, she’d love to be a kid again. When she’s not writing stories, she’s reviewing books or acting as a Books in Homes role model — or eating her body weight in ice‐cream.

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