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From Molly Potter, best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? and What's Worrying You?, comes a picture book for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next.

When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of different emotions and explaining them to a child isn't so easy. This book uses clear, easy-to-understand language to answer complex questions about death and how a child might feel when someone dies. It covers all manner of tricky subjects with sensitivity and honesty, from what death is to why people die.

Each double page spread takes a child through how they might feel, what they might think and how they might behave. With engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers, Let's Talk About When Someone Dies fulfils an important but difficult need for starting conversations with children about death and bereavement, in an accessible and supportive way.
By:   Molly Potter
Illustrated by:   Sarah Jennings
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 250mm, 
Weight:   395g
ISBN:   9781472955340
ISBN 10:   147295534X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  English as a second language ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Molly Potter taught for 11 years in middle schools as a class teacher, science and PSHE co-ordinator. She then worked for several years as an SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) Development Manager, delivering teacher training and supporting primary schools in the development of their SRE programme and policy and many other aspects of PSHE. Molly now works as a teacher in a short-stay school with children that have been or at risk from being excluded from mainstream schools - putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice. Sarah Jennings has been illustrating children's books since graduating in 2013. At a young age she discovered a love of drawing and has been scribbling and sketching ever since. Sarah enjoys combining traditional and digital techniques to create her illustrations and particularly loves designing characters. She currently lives in London and works from her home studio in the company of her very cheeky three-legged cat.

Reviews for Let's Talk About When Someone Dies

This is a book that children will be able to read and understand themselves but will also be perfect for parents and children to read together - a great way to spark discussion about a difficult topic and allow children to ask questions whilst giving parents well constructed answers at a time when they may be struggling themselves. -- K and O: Bonkers About Books With easy-to-understand language used to answer complex questions, it covers all manner of tricky subjects with sensitivity and honesty. It acknowledges the way children may feel and the possible impact on the child's behaviour. A supportive book for a tricky subject. -- Parents in Touch

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