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Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown Ups
by Ken Tanaka
Written and illustrated by Ken Tanaka, Everybody Dies uses colorful illustrations to help grown-ups come to terms with the unavoidable fate that awaits them. Although meant for adults, Everybody Dies may be most effective when read to frightened parents by their children.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Maximum Pleasant Publishing
(first published June 10th 2011)
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but in this book, it's just a little cuter
this is a fine picture book to remind adults that death is as natural as living, and can be as fun to think about! i mean, look at these endpapers - whe!
and it's not just funny, it is a book that cares deeply about you
well, are ya? are ya?? answer me!
and after bleaking us out about all the cute animals that will die, but then cheering us by reminding us how crowdy it would be if everything lived forever, there are fun games to play ...more
My son and I had been looking for a book about death, and this is the first one we found that spoke to us. My seven year old son really loved the illustration style. He liked that it was something he could relate to and he also felt that it was a book his dad would have appreciated. Reading the book helped him cope with his grief and helped make him feel like he wasn't alone with his suffering. It's a statement of fact,"everybody dies".