“Supportive, insightful, inspiring . . . very highly recommended for school and public library acquisition, counseling centers, and child welfare departments.”—The Children’s Bookwatch
For any child who has lost a loved one or other special person, What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? is a simple, insightful, and straight from the heart book about what death means and how to cope.
Author Trevor Romain offers practical strategies for dealing with grief and the overwhelming emotions involved—like sadness, fear, anger, guilt—and helps answer all the questions kids have about death.
Why do people have to die?
Is the death my fault?
Is it still okay to have fun?
What is a funeral?
How can I say good-bye?
With concrete advice and expressive illustrations, this book offers comfort and reassurance to children who are grieving and suggests meaningful ways to remember and honor the person who has died. "And I hope you believe me when I say that you won't always feel as sad and hurt and confused as you do now. Maybe not right away, but in the coming weeks or months, you will feel better."
This little book is also the perfect tool for caretakers, educators, counselors, and youth workers looking to support kids who are dealing with loss.
About the Author
Trevor Romain is an award-winning author and illustrator as well as a sought-after motivational speaker. His books have sold more than a million copies and been published in eighteen languages. For more than twenty years, Trevor has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of school-age children. Trevor is well known for his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the United Nations, UNICEF, the USO, and the Comfort Crew for Military Kids, which he co-founded. Trevor lives in Austin, Texas.
“Written honestly, compassionately, and carefully.”—Bereavement Care
“Supportive, insightful, inspiring…very highly recommended for school and public library acquisition, counseling centers and child welfare departments.”—The Children’s Bookwatch
"Simple, insightful, and straight from the heart, this book is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person."—Library Talk