When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families) (Paperback)
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For over 25 years, families have used When Dinosaurs Die to explain death, dying, and coping with grief and loss -- from the creators of the beloved Dino Tales: Life Guide for Families series, which has sold over 1.5 million copies.
Straightforward and comprehensive, this indispensable book is a comforting aid to help young kids and families through a difficult time in their lives. No one can really understand death, but to children, the passing away of a loved one can be especially perplexing and troublesome. This is true whether the loss is a family member, friend, or pet. Here to offer advice and reassurance are the wise dinosaurs from the bestselling Dino Tale series. This succinct and thorough guide helps dispel the mystery and negative connotations associated with death, providing answers to kids' most-often asked questions.
Topics covered include: What Does Alive Mean? * Why Does Someone Die? * What Does Dead Mean? * Feelings about Death? * Saying Goodbye * Keeping Customs * What Comes After Death? * Ways to Remember Someone
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About the Author
Laurie Krasny Brown is a fine artist as well as an author, parent, and educator with a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctorate in human development from Harvard University. She has written many books for children, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, which has sold over 1.5 million copies to date.
Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and executive producer of the children's PBS television series Arthur. Laurie and Marc live in New York City and Tisbury, Massachusetts.
"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