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About: Lifetimes Book: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen... how can we help a child to understand?
Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells us about beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between. With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants. About animals. About people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born. It helps us to remember. It helps us to understand.

  • Publisher: Bantam; Illustrated edition (October 1, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553344028
  • Reading age: 5 - 10 years
  • Item Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 0.11 x 8.24 inches

(confession: I find this book's cover unappealing...but it is the best children's book I've read on life and loss). 

    The Lifetimes book can be added to any practical (the Camellia, The Sweetbriar) or self-care oriented (Zinnia or Hapless Holiday Box) Compassion Package.