Death Is Stupid Spiral-Bound | August 4, 2020

Anastasia Higginbotham, Anastasia Higginbotham (Illustrated by)

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An invaluable tool for kids to discuss death, explore grief, and honor the life of loved ones.


Part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series, the new and expanded edition of Death Is Stupid is an invaluable tool for discussing death, exploring grief, and honoring the life of our loved ones.

When someone we love dies, adults often say things like, "She's in a better place now," or "I know how you feel." You do not, one little boy thinks after his grandma passes away. Caught in the swirl of anger, confusion, and fear that accompanies grief and mourning, he doesn't just think death is unfair—he thinks death is stupid. It takes him some time, but when he starts sharing cherished memories of his grandma and working in her garden, he starts to feel just a little bit better. Necessary, beautiful, and ultimately reassuring, Death Is Stupid helps make death a little less scary—for kids and adults.

The Ordinary Terrible Things series shows children who navigate trouble with their senses on alert and their souls intact. In these stories of common childhood crises, help may come from family, counselors, teachers, or dreams—but crucially, it's the children themselves who find their way to cope and grow.

Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Original Binding: Hardcover Paper over boards
Pages: 64 pages
ISBN-10: 1948340399
Item Weight: 0.4 lbs
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.19 x 8.5 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 501 to 1,000 ratings

MORE ABOUT the critically acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things series by Anastasia Higginbotham:

It’s that exact mix of true-to-life humor and unflinching honesty that makes Higginbotham’s book work so well…PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (*Starred Review)Author/illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham is a book creator who doesn’t shy away from tough topics. She tackles them directly in the “Ordinary Terrible Things” series, published by Dottir Press. These kid-friendly books can help start important conversations.CITIZEN TIMESA beautiful assemblage of a book—as if Romare Bearden himself rose from the dead and created a sequel to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.—COURTNEY E. MARTIN, columnist for On Being
ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness,Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma-all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn.

Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.