When Will has to do a project for school, he decides to do it on dying. After all, dying happens to everyone, and it'll get him out of going to the library - all he has to do is talk to his Gran, Tam, about what she thinks!
Will and Tam talk about questions like 'why do people have to die?' and 'where do people go when they die?', and by the end of their last talk, Will understands much more about what dying means.
Written in a diary format in a fun and engaging tone, this illustrated book is an excellent way to talk to children about dying, to answer their questions and to help them understand what dying means. Questions to the reader throughout the book help to spark discussions and will allow the child to safely explore their thoughts and feelings. This is an ideal resource for teachers and parents to read with children aged 8-11.
Gina Levete has a background in dance, and is the founder of Shape UK, an organisation to provide artistic opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people. She is the author of several books, including Meditation in Schools: Calmer Classrooms.