Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children
Gloria Ortiz Hernandez
After a water bug suddenly leaves her pond and is transformed into a dragonfly, her friends' questions about such departures are like those children ask when someone dies.
Family Relationships; Family member death; death; grief
Water Bugs / Dragonflies
water bugs; dragonflies; metamorphosis; after life; moving on; new body; allegory
Stickney, Doris, "Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children" (1987). Diverse Families. 221.