What Happens When A Loved One Dies?

whathappensAuthor: Roberts, Julian Revell, Cindy (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: 2016
Pages: 32
List Price: 19.95
Suggested Grades: K to 2
NON-FICTION – (hardcover)

Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child’s voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows educators to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion.

Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower trusted adults to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.”

Reviewed by Reesa Cohen. CM: Canadian Review of Materials, January, 2016 Recommended “Kuddo’s to Dr. Jillian Roberts for tackling a serious issue in such an accessible way. The author brings with her years of experience in this area, as both a teacher and a child psychologist. This title is part of a series, called “Just Enough: Difficult Topics Made Easy”. The series is well-labelled as the topics are given just enough information to be meaningful, give some insight, without being overwhelming, and can be starters to important conversations. What Happens When A Loved One Dies? can be a very useful tool for educators and parents as a way to deal with a challenging subject.”

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