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Water bugs and dragonflies explaining death to young children by Doris Stickney

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Published by Mowbray in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Death -- Juvenile fiction.,
  • Dragonflies -- Juvenile fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: Pilgrim Press, 1982.

StatementDoris Stickney ; illustrations by Gloria Ortiz Hernandez.
The Physical Object
Pagination26p. :
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22585899M
ISBN 100264674413
OCLC/WorldCa38068848

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  A fable that explains death to children using water bugs who transform to dragonflies. The idea is that dragonflies can never return underwater to visit the water bugs, just as one who has died cannot return to life. I didn't like it at all, I don't think it works as a fable and think it will confuse kids/5. Explaining death to a child can be confusing, both for you and for the child. This fable of water bugs transforming into dragon flies is an excellent way to help children to understand what happens after someone dies: that we don't know. An excellent way to begin discussions with children on death and what happens after we die. Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Children /5(6). "Water Bugs and Dragonflies" tells the story of a small colony of water bugs living happily below the surface of a 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 figuring out what has become of them. Download PDF Water Bugs And Dragonflies book full free. Water Bugs And Dragonflies available for download and read online in other formats.

This book uses the analogy of the waterbugs' short life under water as human's time on earth and their emergence as dragonflies into the bright sunlit world above the water as human's life after death. It is designed to provide adults with the opportunity to talk about death as being part of the life cycle, which can be a reassuring way of explaining death to children. Water Bugs and Dragonflies Sort by Featured Best selling Alphabetically, A-Z Alphabetically, Z-A Price, low to high Price, high to low Date, old to new Date, new to old Filters.   A teacher in a local school told me about a book that they used in their school following a bereavement. It was called “Water Bugs and Dragonflies” by Doris Stickney, with the subtitle, “Explaining Death to Young Children“. It’s a beautiful story, full of meaning and a story that primary school pupils can relate to.   Buy Water Bugs and Dragonfiles: Explaining Death to Young Children (Looking Up) Revised by Stickney, Doris (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Children by Doris Stickney (Jan 1 ) Paperback – January 1, by aa (Author) out of 5 stars 17 ratings. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from /5(17). Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children" Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond.   The dragonflies cannot go back to explain all is well to the water bugs. It is a simple and beautiful way of explaining that our loved ones are fine and one day we’ll be changed too. The story ends with a prayer for the one who has died that can be prayed together with a child. Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children" Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice.