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

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A Story for Hard Questions

Talking to children about death can be hard. Water Bugs and Dragonflies, a perennial bestseller with over 150,000 copies printed, can help you to answer their questions.

In Water Bugs and Dragonflies, Doris Stickney tells the story of a small colony of water bugs living below the surface of a pond. Whenever a bug leaves the pond, those left behind are faced with the mystery of their absence. Stickney invites children into the question of their absence.

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About the Author

Doris Stickney, an author of children's books, first published this story as "Death" in the UCC magazine, Colloquy (December 1970). 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.

Paperback: 24 pages (8.5 x 11 in.)
ISBN 978-0-8298-1830-7

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