What Happens at a Funeral?
What Happens at a Funeral?
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Annotation: Helps readers understand what they might expect during and after a funeral, including feelings of grief, visiting the funeral home, religious services, going to the cemetary, and ways to remember their loved ones.
Genre: [Cultural studies]
Catalog Number: #162244
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 24 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-508-16700-1 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-1431-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-508-16700-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-1431-0
Dewey: 393
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
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Funerals can be a challenging and confusing experience for anyone; for children, those emotions are undoubtedly compounded. This volume in the Help Me Understand series (6 titles) attempts to break a difficult event down into understandable segments. Calm, unemotional chapters explain in straightforward language what readers might expect to encounter at a typical funeral. They explain that funerals may occur at religious centers or at funeral homes, and gently introduce the concepts of burial and cremation. Stock photos don't lend quite the intended air of gravitas, and though the text does mention that this is a time for family to be together, it skirts the difficult issue of how people may behave differently when grieving. Still, as a basic introduction to the funeral process, this is a serviceable, reassuring guide.
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Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Guided Reading Level: U
Fountas & Pinnell: U

Attending a funeral is often an unfamiliar situation for young children. Grieving people experience many emotions, which could make children scared, confused, or uncomfortable. Through accessible language, this book helps readers understand what they might expect during and after a funeral. Full-color photographs introduce places, such as the cemetery, and objects, such as a coffin, that may be seen at a funeral. By providing readers with information about what to expect, they can better cope with their emotions surrounding this new experience.


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