Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies


From Molly Potter, best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? and What’s Worrying You? comes a picture book for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next. When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of different emotions and explaining them to a child isn’t so easy.

Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies children’s book uses clear, easy-to-understand language to answer complex questions about death and how a child might feel when someone dies. It covers all manner of tricky subjects with sensitivity and honesty, from what death is to why people die. Each double-page spread takes a child through how they might feel, what they might think and how they might behave. With engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers, Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies fulfils an important but difficult need for starting conversations with children about death and bereavement, in an accessible and supportive way.

Interesting facts about Molly Porter:

Molly Potter started out as a scientist. However, she soon realised that chemistry did not have abundant opportunities for working with people and they were what really interested her – so she jumped ship and trained as a primary school teacher. She has subsequently worked with children and in education in a variety of guises for a long time.

Learn more about Molly Porter here.

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  • Author: Molly Porter
  • Illustration: Sarah Jennings
  • Book Format: Hardcover
  • Number of pages: 32
  • ISBN: 9781472955340
  • Book Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches

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