- Age Range: 4 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 340L (What's this?)
- Series: Dino Life Guides for Families
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316119555
- ISBN-13: 978-0316119559
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 113 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families) Paperback – April 1, 1998
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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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"Using the frank yet reassuring tack employed in the previous books, the author presents a balanced, comprehensive and age-appropriate explanation of why death occurs...and suggests sensible tactics for coping with the resulting loneliness, fright and anger. These astute collaborators provide a commendable service for grieving children and the adults in their lives."―Publishers Weekly
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The book is serious, talking not just about death but the myriad ways you can die. Murder, war, poverty, drug abuse, and suicide are just some of the thtings it touches on.
Separately it also dives into religious aspects that we were not expecting from a book supposedly about dinosaurs dying.
This book was recomended to me by my local hospice. I ordered the book and was pleased with it.
It uses Dinosaurs as the characters which I think makes it less scary then people IMO. It covers all kinds of deaths such as old age, illness, suicide, infant/child death etc.. It also covers various different burial and funeral practices from different ethnicities and religions.
Personally, I skipped the parts I deemed inapropriate for him at his age but like that it covers a broad spectrum so we can always resort back to this book in the future for other deaths.
A great book written with the utmost sensitivity.