Am I Like My Daddy?

Join seven-year-old Grace on her journey through coping with the loss of her daddy while learning about the different ways that people grieve the loss of a loved one. In the process of learning about who her daddy was through the eyes of others, she learns about who she is today because of her daddy’s personality and love. Am I Like My Daddy? is a book designed to help children who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Children are encouraged to express through journaling what may be so difficult to express through everyday conversation. 

Am I Like My Daddy? is an important book in the children’s grief genre. Many books in this genre deal with the time immediately after a loved one dies. This book focuses on years after the death, when a maturing child is reprocessing his or her grief. New questions arise in the child ‘s need to fill in those memory gaps.


The book teaches children that…

A.  It’s okay and normal not to remember everything as well as you’d like to.


B.  There are ways to learn new things about a loved one that will help to give a more complete picture in your mind.


C.  It can be helpful to keep communication open between a surviving adult and child.  Children often have more questions than they let on.


My dad died 27 years ago, and I still have new questions that pop up in my mind.  Helping a child to build a picture of his or her loved one is very important.  Am I Like My Daddy? sensitively addresses issues with grief, years after the initial loss.



Am I Like My Daddy? is a poignant book written to help children and families remember loved ones who have died, even years later. It is a tender and truthful account of a wide range of feelings and reactions of children and adults on their grief journey. It is a touching story, one for all ages, and truly elicits a sense of hopefulness.
 –Lisa Bartoszek, Director of Bereavement Lory s Place, St. Joseph, Michigan —

Click here to order from Amazon.

6 thoughts on “Am I Like My Daddy?”

    1. Hello. I apologize for the very delayed response. Thank you for reaching out. Am I Like My Daddy is back in print for 17.99. Thank you and best wishes.

  1. Hi Marcy
    I am a play therapist, based in Dublin, Ireland.
    I am just about to start working with a little girl whose father died when she was 18 months old. If you can believe it, her name is Grace. I was doing some research when I came across your lovely book. I would really like to purchase it to use with her, but I have looked on Amazon, and it seems to be priced at almost €70! Where can I purchase it at a slightly more accessible rate?
    Many thanks,
    Johanna Mulligan (johanna mulligan play therapy)

    1. Johanna, I am terribly sorry to be responding so incredibly late. I don’t monitor my blog as I once did. Thank you for reaching out. Someone is acting as a third party trying to sell my book for an outrageous price. I have now republished itself myself and it sells for 17.99. Best wishes.

  2. Hi. This book looks perfect for my son. His father died when he was 7 months and he always asking questions but I feel I don’t quite satisfy what he wants to know. He is now nearly 7. When I looked on Amazon the book is £500! Is there another copy I can get from somewhere? I think this would really help him and it is a shame in can’t get hold of one.

    1. I am so sorry for your loss. I appreciate you reaching out. The 500 is a third party trying to make money off my book. Ugh!

      I republished Am I Like My Daddy. It sells for 17.99 . Best wishes to you and your family.

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