The Saddest Time

The Saddest Time

by Norma Simon, Jacqueline Rogers
     
 

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Norma Simon offers three stories to help children talk about death--an uncle with a terminal illness, a classmate killed in an accident, and a grandparent.See more details below

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Norma Simon offers three stories to help children talk about death--an uncle with a terminal illness, a classmate killed in an accident, and a grandparent.

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"The sensitivity of the writing is mirrored by the understated, realistic pencil drawings."

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-4 Three short stories on the death of an uncle, a school friend and a grandmother. Although these stories mention events leading to each death and some shared moments with this person, children do not learn how to talk to someone who is dying, why the death is so strongly felt or what the long-term coping process is really like for family and friends. One gets the impression that these stories are examples to complement a curriculum guide on death and dying. They are unlikely choices for recreational reading and offer little resolve to this crucial issue. Simons' We Remember Philip (Albert Whitman, 1978), Andrea Flack Clardy's Dusty Was My Friend (Human Sciences Pr, 1984) and Elizabeth Richter's Losing Someone You Love (Grosset, 1986) are better written, more complete and will assist the healing process. Rogers' black-and-white pencil illustrations are well drawn. Simon has provided many delightful, well-written and thoughtful books in the past. This one is a sad supplement to her list. Ruth Amernick, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807572047
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/1986
Series:
Albert Whitman Concept Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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