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Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown Ups

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  16 reviews
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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everybody knows

but in this book, it's just a little cuter

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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!

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and it's not just funny, it is a book that cares deeply about you

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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
Timothy Hinkle
Meh. If you want to read a picture book about death, pick up Michael Rosen's Sad Book.

This struck me as being basically a parody of the classic Everyone Poops rather than an actual meditation on death, even at a children's book level.
Brendon Connelly
Cute, fun, easy to read. Some of the language is may not be compatible with your beliefs.
So, so funny. This book is miles ahead of "All my friends are dead" and its sequel.
Very entertaining. Fun illustrations, and I actually did learn something!
This kicked off my October reading list. Made me laugh.
-k The Lady Critic
What. The. Actual. Fuck.

Required reading for all humans.
Jessica T.
SPOILERS.... everybody dies.
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".
Meh. I didn't find this funny at all. For a death-related "children's book for grownups" try All My Friends are Dead instead.
We just got this in at the library. We sat at the desk reading it and laughing. It brings humor to a not very funny situation, which is sometimes the only way to deal with it. It's quirky and great.
Everyone should read this. Best line, "157 people die every second. Are you still there?"

Jul 18, 2012 Omar rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: adult
Disturbingly hilarious in a dark way.
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David Brian Ury is an American film and television actor, stand-up comedian and Japanese film, anime and manga translation specialist.
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