Death and Moving On in Picture Books

Death and Moving On in Picture Books

I was drawn in by two recent online posts about picture books dealing with death, and coping with the inevitability of this form of loss: Cry, Heart, But Never Break (by Glenn Ringtved and Charlotte Pardi; translated by Robert Moulthrop; Enchanted Lion) at Brainpickings, about the heartwarming depth of close familial bonds when played against the existential impermanence of life, and The Dead Bird (by Margaret Wise Brown and Christian Robinson; Harper) at Waking Brain Cells, about the similar impermanence of grief for the loss Read More