Water Bugs and Dragonflies | Explaining Death to Young Children [Softcover] (Stickney)


Talking to children about death can be hard, but it doesn't need to be. Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children in the Looking Up Series can help you to answer their questions.

Doris Stickney, in Water Bugs and Dragonflies, tells the story of a small colony of water bugs living happily below the surface of a very quiet pond. Every so often one of them climbs up a lily stalk and disappears from sight, never to return. Those left behind are faced with the mystery of what has become of them. The answer to death lies in the questioning.

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Doris Stickney
an author of children's books, first published this story as "Death" in Colloquy (December 1971). It was revised and expanded in 1982 to become Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children. The 1997 edition has transformed this bestselling classic into an even more attractive book for children and adults.

Softcover: 24 pages (5.5 x 5.5)