PW gave a starred review to this "balanced, comprehensive and age-appropriate" explanation of death and its emotional aftermath, featuring the amiable cast from Dinosaurs Divorce. Ages 4-8.
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Ages 5^-8. Unlike many books on death for little ones, this one doesn't tell a story. Instead, it addresses children's fears and curiosity head-on, and in a largely secular fashion, by answering some very basic questions: "Why does someone die?" "What does dead mean?" "What comes after death?" Other questions deal with emotions, and there's a section about death customs (the weakest part of the book). The forthright approach makes the subject seem less mysterious and provides kids with plenty to think about and discuss with their parents. It's the brightly colored artwork, however, that will really enable children to relax with the concept. The pictures are filled with homey clutter and familiar detail, and the activities of the appealingly quirky characters (who resemble dinosaurs in only the broadest way) add a strong, comforting sense of what can only be called normalcy. Stephanie Zvirin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
This book was really great. It factually covered a wide range of topics surrounding death and proved to be an invaluable conversation starter between me and my children.Published 11 days ago by reviewer
This is a really good, factual book about death and living with death. It encompasses different ways dinos can die, such as war, illness, accidents, suicide, etc. Read morePublished 26 days ago by J. Ramirez
Very thorough book, very plainly and factually stated, no frills, no nonsense approach but it's a great resource for kids who are practical. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful book to help children understand death. My little girl lost a loved one and I didn't know how to answer her questions about it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by maria d chavez
We got this because the grandkids GG (great grandma) passed away and we wanted the younger ones to have a little understanding (2yrs - 8yrs, 5 of them). This was an awesome book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LadyHawke
This book is all over the place, trying to capture every possible way someone could die, including odd pictures of dinosaurs at war and is too wordy and inappropriately silly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bammom