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12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death

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book for anxious child, Scaredy Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt


After children learn about death — either from a personal loss or a general first explanation — they are likely to feel scared at times, of things big and small. Scaredy Squirrel sure can relate. His general sense of nervousness makes him want to stay in his tree and never leave. What if there are spiders or martians or killer bees waiting for him? One day, he leaps into the unknown, and finds that there are many more good surprises than bad ones awaiting him in life.

Recommended age: 4 and up

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