What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
- Great for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person
- Talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope
- Describes and discuses the overwhelming emotions involved in grieving
- Recommended for ages 5-10
Written and illustrated by Trevor Romain
When Trevor Romains father died, Trevor didn't know what to feel, say, or do. Shocked, saddened, and confused, all he could say was . . . wow. As he started understanding what had happened, he began writing about his experiences and feelings. His new booksimple, insightful, and straight from the heartis for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person.
Trevor talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He asks the kinds of questions kids have about deathWhy? How? What next? Is it my fault? Whats a funeral?in basic, straightforward terms. He describes and discusses the overwhelming emotions involved in grievingsadness, fear, anger, guiltand offers practical strategies for dealing with them. He also suggests meaningful ways to remember and honor the person who has died.
When someone dies, adults are often involved with their own loss and grief and not as available to children as they might otherwise be. This little book, full of concrete advice and expressive illustrations, offers the comfort and reassurance that children need during these difficult times. Written to and for kids, its also recommended for parents and other relatives, educators, counselors, and youth workers.
Suitable for children 5-10.