The Invisible String by Patrice Karst is an important reminder of how we are connected to those we love and care about.
The Invisible String is about two children who get scared from a storm during the night and seek out connection with their mom. Their mom then shares an important lesson she learned as a child about an invisible string that connects us to those that we care about, no matter how far away they are, or if they have passed on. We can feel and send tugs on the invisible string when we need a douse of connection.
While reading a book to our child is awesome as is, stopping to ask some questions can help with comprehension and the ability to personalize the story. So here are some talking points:
- You can ask your child if they have ever felt tugs on the invisible string?
- When grief is brought up, you can discuss family members and friends that you still feel connected to even after a loss.
- At the conclusion of the book, ask who are some people you are connected to by an invisible string?
- You could ask how it feels to know that you are connected to so many people that they care about and that care about them.
Check out your local library or bookstore for a copy of The Invisible String, if not you can check out Amazon.
Patrice Karst just released a revamped version of the book in 2018 and the cover looks like this: