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Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Children (Looking Up) Paperback – January 1, 2004
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And all these others were bigger, fancier, far more artwork, many more pages - - But "Great things come in small packages"...BELIEVE IT!
I read it aloud just after I purchased it to a friend as we stood waiting for coffee - and found very quickly I had an audience - the patrons in line and the employees behind the counter were listening to me read, to my embarrassment - BUT..it seemed to reach down into each of us, and touch us all in some way or another. The kind employee confided in me when he handed me my coffee that he had lost his girlfriend to Leukemia 5 years ago,-how she suffered, - how HE STILL suffered... And he THANKED me for reading that outloud - ...and then, recognized me as the girl ALWAYS in the store, ALWAYS with tears streaming down my face, for hours, until closing - drinking coffee and kneeling on my knees in the aisles, SEARCHING every bible, every Religious text, books by every psychic and every therapist --Searching for SOMETHING, and he looked in my eyes and said he always knew what it was.....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful short story to explain to children and adults, why our deceased loved ones do not come back (yet?)Published 3 days ago by Grasscats
I bought this for a friend and her children when they lost a loved one. Beautifully written and illustrated.Published 1 month ago by beverly cook
An excellent way to explain life and death to a child. Actually ,even an adult can get the feeling of happiness about life after death. Brilliant storyPublished 1 month ago by Susan Searfoss
Very helpful book to explain to a child the passing of a loved one.Published 2 months ago by S. Cordwell
Book was good, but not exactly what I was looking for. I was looking more for an explanation of death than an explanation of changes in lifecycle.Published 3 months ago by sheryl brockett
This is a great resource for grieving children, in the story itself, but also the illustrations, the format, and the coloring book portion.Published 4 months ago by Jeremy D Watson
Where to begin. I am a mother to a five year old little girl. When she was six months old, her father, and my husband suddenly passed away. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brenen
Amazing book to help children understand death. I have given some away and keep buying more.Published 5 months ago by chevygirl
Best book ever!!! Got a dragonfly tattoo after the story touched heart.Published 5 months ago by TeenaH