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We had no ideas when we sent our little Mrs. Duck book out to Rebecca that she was a reviewer at BabyLoss.com. And we were so honored to happen upon her review a few weeks later:

A Review by Rebecca @ BabyLoss.com
Mrs Duck and The Woman
Kara L.C. Jones ISBN 1-929359-00-4

Mrs Duck and The Woman' is a short story about losing a baby; it is also a story of survival. The book follows the conversation between caring Mrs Duck and the grieving woman she reaches out to one day at the lake. As the two share their experiences and grief at losing a child, we are brought a message of comfort and understanding. The story is honest, direct and very touching.

For me, the arrival of this beautiful little book came at a poignant time. A New Year is traditionally associated with the idea of fresh starts and moving on; I was reluctant to say goodbye to last year as that was the year of my babies. As with Mrs Woman, I wanted to stay in the 'yesterdays'. But I was strengthened and inspired by Mrs Duck’s message of hope, healing and quiet commemoration.

Because of the simple, clear and gentle way in which the story is told, Mrs Duck and The Woman may also be a useful resource for approaching the topic of loss with the whole family.

As Kara, the author, explains on the Kota Press web-site;
"This book was written just after our son Dakota was born-still in March 1999 and has helped us move through the grieving process to a place of healing. We offer this book to you as a way to try and start putting the pieces back together again. And we offer this book to medical and grief support professionals as a small gift for the most difficult work you do."

Thank you, Rebecca!


If you or someone you love is enduring the death of a baby due to any cause, we offer you free eBook and free Flash animations versions of the book Mrs. Duck and The Woman for free on this website.

If you run or are associated with a grief support website for an organization such as a hospital, funeral home, florist church, support group, foundation, training center, etc., we hope you will offer links to the free web versions of this book for the bereaved families in your care. And we hope you will consider ordering Sponsored paperback copies of this book to keep on site in your physical location for patients/clients or for staff use in Thanatology or other CME & grief support trainings.

Retail copies:

To get copies of the artful, paperback version of Mrs. Duck and The Woman from KotaPress directly for $5 per copy, click here...

Retail Version - For families.

Sponsorship copies:

This version of the book is meant for Sponsors such as florists, funeral homes, hospitals, midwives, doctors, and other care givers. This version offers you the chance to show your support for the Mrs. Duck Project and our outreach. You have the opportunity here to include your logo or ad inside each copy you purchase.

To show your support of our Mrs. Duck and Kota work, to show your clients and patients that you are in the business of providing tangible care to them, please click below to order your Sponsored copies of the Mrs. Duck and the Woman book today! For $10 per copy, you'll get custom made copies of the book that include your print ad showing your support for this awareness and bereavement work. And we'll even make your ad camera-ready for free! Click here...

Sponsored Version - For Businesses and Support Organizations


Please email Kara Jones at ladyh@kotapress.com for more information.



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