Year: 1983 Source: Omega, v.14, no.3, (1983-84), p.249-277 SIEC No: 19950898

This article summarizes & evaluates 34 children’s books which deal with death in terms of their usefulness in helping 3- to 9-year-old children understand & cope with the concept of death. Books dealing with death in plants, of an animal, & of a person are included. Another 17 books are commented on briefly. All of the books chosen for analysis explain death in a positive way by doing such things as: 1) using direct words & avoiding euphemisms, & 2) involving the main characters in the funeral.