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Anika Schneider

Viktoria Alsmann


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32 pages



A children’s book on the subject of stillbirth and miscarriage.

Lotte – your star sister addresses a very natural but sad process of our human development in a child-friendly way.

Stillbirths and miscarriages affect many families. Not infrequently, however, these fates are borne alone, parents are little accompanied in their grief. It is often difficult to deal with grief and at the same time to find explanatory words and pictures for a sibling.

At the same time, this children’s book is intended to encourage families to remember their star children. Because every star child is also a sibling and part of the sibling sequence.

The star child Lotte says goodbye to her sister Frida herself, after she died in Mama’s belly. She tells her sister Frida about the beautiful moments she noticed while she was still pregnant and explains why she couldn’t stay after all.

Told by two star mamas.

Anika Schneider

Born 1986 in Bonn, trained fashion designer, painted the watercolors for Lotte's story and developed the illustrations & layout for the children's book. She has two daughters on earth and one in the stars - Lotte.

Viktoria Alsmann

Born 1989 in Münster, trained Waldorf teacher and integration educator, wrote the text for Anika's star child "Love" (†2020) and formed the basis for "Love - your star sister" with her idea. She is herself a mom of a star child (Benedict †2016) and has two more daughters on earth.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger