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  1. says:

    A wonderful and important book In a simple and matter of fact way Lifetimes explains death in a way that children can understand It is not particularly comforting Its straightforward prose can even be unnerving but it's not the book it's the topicMy daughter Donna was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 20 months After two years of treatment we decided to stop The treatments were too damaging to her and each one ended in another relapse She lived on in wonderful shape went to pre school for the first time watched her new baby brother grow went to dance classes and read many many books One of these books was Lifetimes We read this a few times and then she started to ask some uestions about it Finally she asked about herself and we talked about what was happening with her Because of this book we could talk about death with her At the end she knew she was dying and she was not afraid She was in hospice this whole time After three months the tumor limited what she could do and she felt sicker needing pain medication Shortly after that she spoke her last words She spent a week in bed between her mother and me sleeping and then in the middle of the night she died This was a painful week but a peaceful one because we'd had the chance to talk about deathSo I can't recommend this book enough Hopefully your experience of Lifetimes will not be like mine But we are all going to die every one of us and this book can help to understand that without fairy tales or hysteria


  2. says:

    For what it's worth I'm proud to be able to offer a short review of my late father's book Lifetimes which is still selling all around the world many years after its initial publication Lifetimes was written by my father to try and explain death and dying to young children in a clear simple non sectarian way that they could understand and relate to Accompanied by some excellent illustrations of plants animals and people which also help convey the theme of the book Lifetimes is a gentle sensitively written book that both children and adults find comforting and reassuring when dealing with a difficult topic Despite many subseuent imitations I believe my father's book remains clearly the best and I am sure he would also have been proud to see that it has helped so many people


  3. says:

    Matter of fact yet gentle This is an honest and realistic explanation that everything that lives dies It is straightforward without forgetting its audience I also appreciated that this was an entirely secular take on death focusing only on death and not the uestions about what if anything happens afterward


  4. says:

    I used this book this week in my Kindergarten classroom to help them understand the loss of their classmate It's a beautiful book for kids and adults alike It really helped me explain when words failed


  5. says:

    The concept of death is not generally discussed until there is an event and uestions that follow Once children have moved beyond self to include the awareness of another they will benefit from the gentle scaffolding of the concept Whether a ladybug a ponderosa pine or family member this book reveals through uncomplicated text and subdued illustrations that “each living thing has its own special lifetime” Lifetimes provides the candid language for a time when words may be difficult to manage


  6. says:

    When my wife died this was one of the books that were recommended to me by the social services so I'll be able to explain her death easily to our kids It helped tremendously it's written in a beautiful manner


  7. says:

    A really beautiful book and soothing way to explain death to a young toddler aged child Highly recommend for the death of a pet or loved one it's a difficult topic but this book has definitely helped


  8. says:

    When grieving a diagnosis that meant my mom's days were few this book was a lovely peaceful straightforward look at life and death It was comforting that it does not address theories of afterlife or contain platitudes It simply talks about lifetimes their beginnings middles and endsThis was the only book about death I could read to my children without crying It let us soak in the reality of life and death and find it lovely Later we could talk about our hopes and fears but during the book we felt the calm rythm of the mystery of life


  9. says:

    A cancer widow of 2 years with kids just a few years older than mine recommended the book Lifetimes The Beautiful way to explain death to children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert IngpenThis uncluttered book explains death in a matter of fact tone This book of few words contains lovely illustrations of dead and living wild animals This book does not touch on religion Within its pages I found no statements that could be offensive to anyone regardless of their personal beliefs This book is a good way to explain why living things die to children in a simple manner The notion that every living thing dies at the end of its lifetime is repeated often I read it to my boys I think that they understood the book I had a hard time keeping their attention through the entire book but we might have made it to the end if we had read a condensed version of this bookThe authors' explanation of death includesThere is a beginning and an ending for everything that is alive In between is living All around us everywhere beginnings and endings are going on all the timeThis is true for all living things For plants For people For birds For fish For Trees For animals Even for the tiniest insectNothing that is alive goes on living forever How long it lives depends upon what it is and what happens while it is livingSometimes living things become ill or they get hurt Mostly of course they get better again but there are times when they are so badly hurt or they are so ill that they die because they can no longer stay alive This can happen when they are young or old or anywhere in betweenIt may be sad but it is the way of all things and it is true for everything that is aliveThere are lots of living things in our world Each one has its own special lifetimeIt goes on to list the typical lifetimes of various plants and animals I was surprised to learn that butterflies only live for a few weeks I also learned that large birds can live up to fifty years The life span of a fish varies from one day to eighty yearsThe book's authors conclude with So no matter how long they are or how short lifetimes are really all the same They have beginnings and endings and there is living in betweenThank you Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen for making it easier to comfort children with a gentle perspective about death


  10. says:

    A beautiful children's book about the cycle of life for all living things animals plants humans bugs The words and illustrations peacefully showed how birth living and death are the natural process of life This book didn't focus on sadness or fear rather it focused on how normal this process is and how every living thing will experience death at some point Although death can be a sensitive and sometimes difficult subject to address this book was very comforting My 6 year old daughter and I really enjoyed reading this together


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Lifetimes A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children

And that eventually all living things reach the end of their own special lifetime A really beautiful book and soothing way to explain death to a young toddler aged child Highly recommend for the death of a pet or loved one it's a difficult topic but this book has definitely helped

Read & download Lifetimes A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children

A pet a friend or a relative dies and it must be explained to a child This sensit For what it's worth I'm proud to be able to offer a short review of my late father's book Lifetimes which is still selling all around the world many years after its initial publication Lifetimes was written by my father to try and explain death and dying to young children in a clear simple non sectarian way that they could understand and relate to Accompanied by some excellent illustrations of plants animals and people which also help convey the theme of the book Lifetimes is a gentle sensitively written book that both children and adults find comforting and reassuring when dealing with a difficult topic Despite many subseuent imitations I believe my father's book remains clearly the best and I am sure he would also have been proud to see that it has helped so many people

Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Bryan Mellonie

Ive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life When my wife died this was one of the books that were recommended to me by the social services so I'll be able to explain her death easily to our kids It helped tremendously it's written in a beautiful manner

  • ebook
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  • Lifetimes A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children
  • Bryan Mellonie
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 9780307569684