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Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children

Title

Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children

Authors

Doris Stickney

Illustrator

Gloria Ortiz Hernandez

Publisher

Pilgrim Press

Publication Year

1987

ISBN

9780829811803

Pages

26 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD680L

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; death

Keywords

coloring book; grief

Diversity Impact

direct

Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children

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