Jean O'Shea's Reviews > Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children

Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie
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Oct 05, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: lis565
Recommended for: Anyone grieving or facing an impending change
Read in October, 2008

The concept of death is not generally discussed until there is an event and questions that follow. Once children have moved beyond self to include the awareness of another, they will benefit from the gentle scaffolding of the concept. Whether a ladybug, a ponderosa pine or family member, this book reveals through uncomplicated text and subdued illustrations that “each (living thing) has its own special lifetime.” Lifetimes provides the candid language for a time when words may be difficult to manage.
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Sarah Evans Lovely review. Again, where there any critical reviews you could find?


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