This is one of those books that may seem intended for children but is really a comfort for all ages. It gently guides the reader along the grief process, and there's something soothing about the soft pastel illustrations and gentle lyrical rhymes that is akin to a balm for the grieving heart, whether you're a child or a grownup. My mom mentioned that she purchased this for a child we know who lost her father very suddenly and unexpectedly, as well as for one of her best friends.
My father died when I was a teenager; had someone given me A Gift of a Memory back then, I would have treasured this.
Included in the book are several blank pages, as would be in a journal, to write memories and special thoughts of the loved one who has passed away. This would be a thoughtful gift for anyone, young or old, who has lost someone special.