What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? Book
When Trevor Romain’s father died, Trevor didn’t know what to feel, say, or do. Shocked, saddened, and confused, all he could say was . . . wow. As he started understanding what had happened, he began writing about his experiences and feelings. His new book—simple, insightful, and straight from the heart—is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person.
Trevor talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He asks the kinds of questions kids have about death—Why? How? What next? Is it my fault? What’s a funeral?—in basic, straightforward terms. He describes and discusses the overwhelming emotions involved in grieving—sadness, fear, anger, guilt—and offers practical strategies for dealing with them. He also suggests meaningful ways to remember and honor the person who has died.
When someone dies, adults are often involved with their own loss and grief and not as available to children as they might otherwise be. This little book, full of concrete advice and expressive illustrations, offers the comfort and reassurance that children need during these difficult times. Written to and for kids, it’s also recommended for parents and other relatives, educators, counselors, and youth workers.
Age Range: 4 - 10
Grade level: K - 4
Page Count: 72 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.1" x 0.2" x 7"
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
"In a compassionate, enlightening, straightforward manner, Trevor Romain addresses the many questions and thoughts that children have after the death of someone close. This book will go a long way to ease the pain of loss by offering sound advice and comfort at a difficult time."
William C. Kroen, Ph.D., Child Psychologist and author of Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A guide for Grownups
"Highly recommended for young people dealing with grief."
New York Times
"Romain writes simply about what death means and offers young readers advice on how to cope with their grief."
"This is one of the best books on the subject of death and dying I have ever seen. Romain reaches kids in the most incredible way."
News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne IN
"Because of it's candid and kind approach, this... is for any child as preparation or support mechanism for death."
Parents' Choice Foundation
“Supportive, insightful, inspiring…very highly recommended for school and public library acquisition, counseling centers and child welfare departments."
The Children’s Bookwatch
"Simple, insightful, and straight from the heart, this book is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person."
“Written honestly, compassionately, and carefully."