Missing You Softcover Book By: Erica London


(5 customer reviews)

This 24 page book is written in the form of a poem that follows a young narrator as she experiences a wide array of feelings,  fears and memories while processing the loss of her beloved uncle. The illustrations are not only thoughtful and vibrant, but they are followed by facts that would be beneficial to the adult reader as well as questions that can be asked of the child.




This book was solely written from a place of love, a place of which I had every hope that it would help my children heal and feel comfortable to grieve without judgement.

My hope is that it will not only touch your heart, but bring you to a place where you or even the young child you’re reading to feel comfortable to discuss your thoughts and express your emotions.

Most importantly to realize that you were/are blessed with being able to spend a part of your life with this family member that has passed on or even making preparations to do just that.







5 reviews for Missing You Softcover Book By: Erica London

  1. Donna Marie, NJ Reviewer

    Death, funerals and grief are touchy matters not easily understood by children. Author Erica London addresses the loss of a loved one (in this case, a girl losing an uncle), from the beginnings of missing him, wondering where he is and why everyone is crying. Family explains that Uncle is gone—and to a better place. The funeral itself, along with the goings-on of the experience, are beautifully depicted through the brilliant illustrations by Mayhara Ferraz. Emotions flow from one page to the next, with the sadness of his absence and the memories held dear that will keep him near—till they meet again. This book, through story and the welcome feature of back matter with wise suggestions and conversation starters, is a very helpful tool to guide children through the grieving process.

  2. Dr. Melissa Sue-John

    Missing you” written by Erica London and illustrated by Mayhara Ferraz features a beautiful brown girl with curly hair standing with a photo in her hands on the book cover. Filled with colorful and detailed illustrations, rhymes (e.g., always and days), and homonyms (here and hear), this is an emotional but inspiring story about a little girl learning about and coping with the loss of her uncle. The illustrator uses diverse characters and different settings to show the importance of family and friends during the bereavement process. The author does a wonderful job showing that death isn’t the end because memories keep our loved ones near. The book ends with helpful tips for parents on explaining the passing of a loved one, conversation starters, and biographies of the author and illustrator.

  3. Monique

    This book did such a great job displaying children’s feelings during a time of grieve. Very well written and it can also be used as a guide to get that hard convo started. The illustrations are also so captivating and bright. Loved everything about this book.

  4. Judi K

    Missing You is a well written children’s book designed to help families navigate and address the experience/emotions that arise from the passing of a loved one. The colourful illustrations along with the graceful writing structure makes it easy to discuss such a heavy topic more lightly and playfully. Would recommend this book to any family, amazing all over!

  5. Catherine T

    Missing You is such a thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated book. I absolutely love the poetic style that the author uses to tell the story of a young girl who is navigating through the unfortunate loss of her dear uncle. I also enjoyed the vibrant and very detailed illustrations. At the end of the story, I really appreciate that the author provides helpful tips on how adults can communicate the loss of a loved one to their children. Death can be such a convoluted topic when trying to explain it to young ones, however, if you need any assistance with this topic…this is the book for you!

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