When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny BrownWhen Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death

byLaurie Krasny Brown, Laurie Krasny BrownIllustratorMarc Brown

Picture Books | April 1, 1998

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Straightforward and compassionate,When Dinosaurs Dieexplains death, dying, and coping with grief and loss in simple and accessible language for young kids and families.

No one can really understand death, but to children, the passing away of a loved one can be especially perplexing and troublesome. This is true whether the loss is a classmate, friend, family member, or pet. Here to offer advice and reassurance are the wise dinosaurs fromDinosaurs to the Rescue,Dinosaurs Divorce,Dinosaurs Travel, andDinosaurs Alive and Well. This succinct and thorough guide helps dispel the mystery and negative connotations associated with death. This helpful book provides answers to kids' most-often asked questions and also explores the feelings we may have regarding the death of a loved one, and the ways to remember someone after he or she has died.

Satisfying and comprehensive, this indispensable book is a comforting aid to help all children through a difficult time in their lives.
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 popularDino Tales: Life Guides for Familiesseries, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-develo...
Title:When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding DeathFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.25 × 8.75 × 0.25 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316119555

ISBN - 13:9780316119559

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book for normalizing death and dying for children (and adults) Gave a copy of this book to a friend's son whose grandfather died unexpectedly after a short course of illness. I bought this book years ago while studying resources on death and dying and reviewed the book before giving it away to someone in need. It is an excellent read for older toddlers/pre-school aged children and older. The book normalizes death as a part of life and reviews practices around the dying experience (i.e. why people die, concern a child may have, what happens after death, what are funerals, etc.) rather than follow a story line. It is beautifully illustrated and highly engaging. What kid doesn't like dinosaurs? I would highly recommend if you are looking for a book to explain the who, what, where, when, how's of dying to children in a safe and positive frame.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Literal We purchased this when my sons grandmother passed away and it was exactly what we needed to help us explain what was happening around him at the time. It was very literal, and to the point, no fluffy stuff to help him understand.
Date published: 2015-05-11

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Explains 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.

Editorial Reviews

"Using the frank yet reassuring tack employed in the previous books, the author presents a balanced, comprehensive and age-appropriate explanation of why death occurs...and suggests sensible tactics for coping with the resulting loneliness, fright and anger. These astute collaborators provide a commendable service for grieving children and the adults in their lives."-Publishers Weekly