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Water Bugs and Dragonflies
Explaining Death to Young Children Coloring Book

Doris Stickney

Water Bugs and Dragonflies
Explaining Death to Young Children Coloring Book

Talking to children about death can be hard, but it doesn't need to be. Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children Coloring Book 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. Stickney invites you and your children into the question.

Children can now interactively experience this wonderful story by coloring or painting the black-and-white illustrations that fill each page. If you minister with grieving children you will find the Water Bugs and Dragonflies Coloring Book to be an invaluable tool.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR of Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children Coloring Book

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.

Robyn Henderson Nordstrom, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, is The Pilgrim Press’s designer.


Coloring Book: 24 pages
Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 978-0-8298-1830-7
Product Dimensions: 11 by 8.5 inches

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