Book review: The Brightest Star in the Sky

By Drum Digital
23 June 2016

It is not easy to explain the passing of a loved one to a child in a way that they can understand.

By Vida Li Sik

Book By: Chyemenn Santos

Mascot Books, R190

One little girl finds it difficult to understand why her favourite uncle Mike no longer comes to play with her. Her daddy comes up with a special way to not only break the news but to explain to her that her uncle will always be close by.

All it will take is to look up into the sky for the brightest star. This book is a useful aid to explain death to a child in a concrete, yet comforting way. It is available in book stores and on

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