'Jij mag nog honderd jaar mijn opa zijn', glimlacht Merijn.
Opa's blik wordt triest.
Het hangt al langer in de kamer.
Het fluistert door het huis.
Het draait rond bij Merijn vanbinnen.
Opa is veel te ziek om nog erg lang te leven.
`You can be my Grandpa for a hundred years more,' smiles Merlin.
But Grandpa does not smile and his eyes avoid Merlin's.
Something has been present in this room for a while.
It whispers through the house.
It keeps turning around inside Merlin.
Grandpa is far too ill to live much longer.
`I don't want you to die' is a story full of courage. Grandpa speaks with his little grandson during his final days. The great sadness is acknowledged, but the story above all speaks of hope. This story book holds keys for parents and carers to help children understand and come to terms with grieving for a loved one.