When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death

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The authors explain in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died.
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Overview

The authors explain in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316119559
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Series: Dinos Die Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 77,581
  • Age range: 1 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Krasny Brown is an author, educator, and parent committed to providing answers to the questions children have. She has written many books, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-developer of the children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series, featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.

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  • Posted July 6, 2009

    I always give this as a gift when children experience a death of someone close

    This is a great book to get children talking when they have experienced a death of someone close to them. My kids read it when their father died and it sparked a lot of conversation. Often no one talks to the kids and they don't know how to ask their questions. This gives them a chance to ask the hard questions.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    Excellent tool for Explaining Death and Dying to Children.

    Excellent for teaching young children about death and the emotions that go with it. Is a good idea though to purchase it before anyone close to them dies. It talks about not only family members and friends dying but pets also. Good for reading and then having a discussion with your child and answering their questions. My children are special needs and they still understood it very well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    A difficult task, a graceful approach

    Gentle, kind but never sugar-coated or dishonest. Friends bought this book when their grandfather was dying of cancer. In kid-friendly language and images it explains death without glossing over the difficulties and real pain. Good for preparing kids in general for the eventuality and especially helpful when faced with a loss close to home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2007

    Kids love this book

    After reading other reviews, I have noticed that adults are making serious judgments about this book without regards to how children react to it. I am a mental health therapist who has used this book with a preschool grief and loss group. The kids LOVE this book. They request it over and over again. Obviously, I would never expose children to anything inappropriate or damaging. I do believe that children get something out of this book whether adults in their lives understand or not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    My mother had borrowed this from the school she worked at when m

    My mother had borrowed this from the school she worked at when my daughter's daddy passed away. Though very emotional at the time, I think it helped tremendously with not only having to tell her that he was 'gone', but helped her understand what it all meant in a non-scary way. I highly recommend to families with youngsters experiencing a loss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2000

    disgusting

    I was hunting a book to help a friend - to explain death to a child and to make her mother feel better about her loss - when I came to the page where a dinosaur was laying on the ground with the caption 'bang, bang you're dead' Wow - needless to say I shut the book and looked on for something else!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    Great way to help kids deal w/ death

    I am a breavement counselor for a hospice organization. We use this book to help the kids deal with death. It is very factual and to the point, which is how your children will want you to answer their questions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    Please ... there are much BETTER choices

    If you are looking for a way to help any child understand the life cycle or trying to talk about death, there are much better choices. The story line here is so abstract it is almost insulting to children. Surely when trying to teach our children something as sensitive as death, we can do better than use a dinosaur as our guide.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 27, 2009

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