The loss of a family member or special friend is something we all struggle to come to terms with -- not least when the bereavement is also experienced by a young child. $Extra Special$ enables parents, carers, schools and others to help children through a time of bereavement. The story focuses on Ben and Fiona, who love to visit their elderly friend Theo. They delight in spending time poring over Theo s collection of Extra Special Things in a small, cluttered room in his house. Their favourite item is a butterfly, studded with precious jewels. It is Ben and Fiona s love of this butterfly that teaches them how we sometimes have to release back to their owner even those things that are extra special to us. Extra Special also includes guidelines for adults written by Simon Says, a charity that works with bereaved children or those whose close family members are dying.