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I'm looking for some books to read to my DS about death and dying, as the doctors think that my MIL is going to die soon, perhaps today... and DH and I haven't done anything to prepare DS, or ever discussed death in any way with him. Any suggestions? DS loves to be read to so long as it has pictures...<br><br>
Thanks for your help,<br>
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I can't remember the authors of any of these but they were helpful for my son when our 16yo dog died. He was 4 at the time. Not the same as a grandmother, I know, but they may be helpful.<br><br>
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf<br>
Badger's Parting Gifts<br>
The Tenth Good Thing about Barney
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama. What a hard thing.<br>
My dad died last year, and hospice gave us a book by Marc Brown (who writes the <i>Arthur</i> series) that helped.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWhen-Dinosaurs-Die-Understanding-Families%2Fdp%2F0316119555%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%2F102-8491809-0374512%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1188098229%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/When-Dinosaurs...8098229&sr=8-1</a><br><br>
If you scroll down, there are several others suggested that also might be helpful.<br><br>
blessings to you and your family.
 

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here's a list i made when this topic came up on a previous thread --<br><br>
The two of them / written and illustrated by Aliki<br><br>
The fall of Freddie the leaf : a story of life for all ages / Leo Buscaglia<br><br>
Badger's parting gifts / Susan Varley<br><br>
The Kids' book about death and dying / by and for kids ; the Unit at Fayerweather Street School ; edited and coordinated by Eric E. Rofes<br><br>
I'll always love you / by Hans Wilhelm (dog)<br><br>
Grandpa's slide show / Deborah Gould ; illustrated by Cheryl Harness<br><br>
Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire / written and illustrated by Diana Engel<br><br>
Ada's pal / story by George Ella Lyon ; pictures by Marguerite Casparian (dog)<br><br>
When dinosaurs die : a guide to understanding death / Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown<br><br>
Where is Grandpa? / T.A. Barron ; illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet<br><br>
Grandad's prayers of the earth / Douglas Wood ; illustrated by P.J. Lynch<br><br>
The grandad tree / Trish Cooke ; illustrated by Sharon Wilson<br><br>
Thank you, grandpa / by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Jason Cockcroft<br><br>
Where do people go when they die? / Mindy Avra Portnoy ; illustrations by Shelly O. Haas<br><br>
Always and forever / written by Alan Durant ; illustrated by Debi Gliori<br><br>
Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus' name, amen / James Howe ; [illustrated by] Catherine Stock<br><br>
I found a dead bird : the kids' guide to the cycle of life & death / Jan Thornhill<br><br>
And what comes after a thousand? / Anette Bley<br><br><br>
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a lot of the books are granddad ones instead of g-ma ones because that's the issue the poster on the previous thread was dealing with. i'll try to find the old thread and bump it for you. so sorry about your MIL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">.<br><br>
found the older threads -- <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=676709" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=676709</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=685917" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=685917</a><br><br>
hth
 

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