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Things to Know about Death and Dying

Things to Know about Death and Dying

by Lisa Ann Marsoli, Roberta Collier, Joanne Fink

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ea. vol: illus. by Roberta Collier. 48p. photogs. bibliog. index. (Look Before You Leap Series). CIP. Silver Burdett. Sept. 1985. PLB $6.72; pap. $4.75. Gr 3-6 Three titles with limited indexes, few pictures to clarify the texts, no glossaries and superficial information about each subject. . . . Death and Dying contains the longest and best list of recommended books and is the most interesting and easiest to read of the three. The sections on suicide and different types of burial ceremonies contain information not usually found in other books on death. However, the book suffers from confusing definitions and insufficient information on the controversy regarding the brain dead. In . . . Going to the Doctor , Marsoli describes equipment but does not always identify it by name, attributes certain tests to nurses or doctors when lab technicians usually do them and is unclear in her discussions of vaccinations and radiology. In . . . Going to the Hospital , the text is often ambiguous, and some captions don't fully describe the photographs or illustrations. The section on going home awakens the child's desire to go home, then reveals how unpredictable this event may be. It is anxiety provoking and thoughtlessly written, especially for the child who will not go home. These books contain similar and in some places identical pictures and text. In all, there are problems with information not being clear or correct. Also, medical terms and words not common to most children's vocabulary are used without pronunciation keys or definitions. Poor formulas for these crucial subjects. Ruth Amernick, San Francisco Public Library

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Silver Burdett Press
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Look before You Leap Series
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9 Years

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