Waterbugs and Dragonflies

Waterbugs and Dragonflies

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by Doris Stickney, Gloria O. Hernandez
     
 

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How can we answer the many questions young children have about death? Looking for a meaningful way to explain to neighbourhood children the death of a five year old friend, Doris Stickney adapted the graceful fable about the waterbug that changed into a dragonfly. First published under the title "Death" in 'Colloquy' (December 1971), the story was revised and

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How can we answer the many questions young children have about death? Looking for a meaningful way to explain to neighbourhood children the death of a five year old friend, Doris Stickney adapted the graceful fable about the waterbug that changed into a dragonfly. First published under the title "Death" in 'Colloquy' (December 1971), the story was revised and expanded in 1982 to become the current bestselling Waterbugs and Dragonflies.

This edition features full-colour paintings by Gloria Ortiz Hernandez, an artist whose work has been exhibited in Europe, South America, and the USA. A native of Columbia, she currently lives and creates her work on a farm in Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826464583
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
119,872
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The message in this book is concisely simple and classically stated. I keep it in my daycare for children dealing with death, and have given it to families who are grieving. It's sweet and powerful, and good for any age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This inspired work is definitely meant to give hope in the midst of loss through faith in what cannot be seen. This author has given words to an experience in the human heart that is willing to believe in life beyond oneself. The theme of eternal love and eternal life clearly shines through this book enabeling healing on the level of soul to occur.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book utilizes nature and the natural order of creation to describe death, dying, and transformation for children to understand with clarity and hope. This small book is easy to read and share with anyone at any age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A pastor gave us this book for my 3 year old son when my Dad died. It is a wonderful story that doesn't "scream death." It is thought provoking, yet offers possible answers to questions at the same time. I have given this book to other friends whose children are grieving. It is always appreciated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for the very difficult task of explaining death to a child. It's a beautiful story about water bugs becoming dragon flies and how they are unable to go back to water bugs and explain why they are no longer there due to their beautiful wings. He is a six year old child and seem to make sense to him in a way that he felt comforted that his dad was still watching over him even though he couldn't be there with him. I recommend this for anyone with a child under 13 to help explain this life changing issue.
SharynR More than 1 year ago
This. Is a wonderful story to read to young children who are going through the death of a loved one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased for all my grandchildren, I am not getting any younger and would like them to have something to remember me with
JBFamily More than 1 year ago
This book has been so helpful to me in discussing death with my small children. It is beautifully done, and the nature analogy can grow and deepen as a person grows older. Highly recommend -- especially for comfort for anyone grieving.
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