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Posted May 9, 2010
Very gentle introduction, but awkward at times
I looked around for a book to help my wife and I discuss the concept of death with our 2 year old when his grandma passed away recently. Most of the books in the kid section were way too advanced. This is the only one I found that I was comfortable even trying to read to him. After a few reads he seemed to have a good understanding of the book.
However the book could be improved in a couple of ways. First the cadence of the writing and starting a thought on one page and finishing it on the next can make it awkward to read, especially if you read slowly and talk about the illustrations with your child. Secondly there is an injured butterfly shown early in the book who has died. But later on there is a healthy butterfly shown - this confuses my child as he thinks the butterfly got better. This undermines the message of the first butterfly - that sometimes things get so badly hurt that they cannot be repaired.
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Posted September 22, 2002
Basic ...You live, You Die.
This book represents a very simple look at life and death. From the smallest bug to people, this book basically states we live and then die. It does not go into feelings, emotions or what might happen after you die. If you are looking for something with more emotional support, look further. If you just want a child to know that everything dies then the book is o.k. (nice illustrations)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 17, 2010
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