on June 27, 2016
Especially good for explaining death by illness or old age to young children (in contrast to a sudden death). Strongly metaphorical, so could miss the point for children who have trouble thinking too abstractly. My astute 4 year old was perplexed that Gentle Willow just disappeared at the end. Since she knows the real life cycle of a tree she expected her to be fallen over, lying on the ground, not simply gone. Lovely pictures.