Death Is Stupid (Ordinary Terrible Things) (Hardcover)

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"I applaud this incredible book that is a tool for anyone needing to comfort a child coping with death. Death is Stupid addresses the anger, confusion and pain that a child feels while keeping it so realistic and contemporary-Is his deceased Grandmother really going to watch everything the child does for the rest of his life from above-EVERYTHING????

The author uses the death of this child's Grandmother to gently show the craziness of our death language and gives the reader ideas of how to cope with the loss while keeping memories alive through stunning artwork made of torn and used items from her life. So beautifully orchestrated for comforting a grieving child after loss in their life including the loss of a beloved pet."

— Therese



Part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series, the new and expanded edition of Death Is Stupid is an invaluable tool for discussing death, exploring grief, and honoring the life of our loved ones.

When someone we love dies, adults often say things like, "She's in a better place now," or "I know how you feel." You do not, one little boy thinks after his grandma passes away. Caught in the swirl of anger, confusion, and fear that accompanies grief and mourning, he doesn't just think death is unfair--he thinks death is stupid. It takes him some time, but when he starts sharing cherished memories of his grandma and working in her garden, he starts to feel just a little bit better. Necessary, beautiful, and ultimately reassuring, Death Is Stupid helps make death a little less scary--for kids and adults.

The Ordinary Terrible Things series shows children who navigate trouble with their senses on alert and their souls intact. In these stories of common childhood crises, help may come from family, counselors, teachers, or dreams--but crucially, it's the children themselves who find their way to cope and grow.

About the Author

ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma--all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn. Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781948340397
ISBN-10: 1948340399
Publisher: Dottir Press
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Ordinary Terrible Things

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