Empty and Me

By Foreword Reviews

After her mother’s death, a little girl is joined by Empty, a large translucent creature, in this English-Persian picture book about moving through and growing with grief. Muted gray illustrations gradually gain color as the little girl and her father learn to live with Empty; they adopt a cat, she plays with friends, and they all eat dinner together. Powerful while still sensitive to the target audience, this picture book follows the gradual journey of loss.