What Does Dead Mean?: A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying

What Does Dead Mean?: A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying


By (author) Caroline Jay, By (author) Jenni Thomas, Illustrated by Unity Joy Dale

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  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 214mm x 16mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849053553
  • ISBN 13: 9781849053556
  • Illustrations note: 27 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 138,281

Product description

"What Does Dead Mean?" is a beautifully illustrated book that guides children gently through 17 of the 'big' questions they often ask about death and dying. Questions such as 'Is being dead like sleeping?', 'Why do people have to die?' and 'Where do dead people go?' are answered simply, truthfully and clearly to help adults explain to children what happens when someone dies. Prompts encourage children to explore the concepts by talking about, drawing or painting what they think or feel about the questions and answers. Suitable for children aged 4+, this is an ideal book for parents and carers to read with their children, as well as teachers, therapists and counsellors working with young children.

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Author information

Caroline Jay founded and runs the Seeds of Hope Children's Garden, a national charity which aims to promote the use of nature in helping children manage loss. For twelve years she ran a SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) group, supporting families who have lost babies. Jenni Thomas is widely recognised in the UK as a leading authority in grief support and education. She founded the Child Bereavement Charity, and is now Patron of the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust and Rosie's Rainbow Fund. She has over 40 years' experience supporting grieving families and children.