Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown UpsEverybody Dies: A Children’s Book for Grown Ups by Ken Tanaka
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everybody knows

but in this book, it’s just a little cuter


this is a fine picture book to remind adults that death is as natural as living, and can be as fun to think about! i mean, look at these endpapers – whe!

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and it’s not just funny, it is a book that cares deeply about you

well, are ya? are ya?? answer me!

and after bleaking us out about all the cute animals that will die, but then cheering us by reminding us how crowdy it would be if everything lived forever, there are fun games to play like “fill in your will!” and “decorate this tombstone with your name and death-date on it!”

although, it is nothing if not realistic, and suggests

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which is a responsibility i am passing along to my dad, who is really glad i am getting to go away for the weekend, but not above trying to freak me out by sending me this:

thanks a lot, dad! enjoy filling out that death date! hope you don’t live to regret your little ha-ha!!

in the midst of life we are in death, et cetera

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