Death, Duck and the Tulip
Honestly you have to kind of ignore the title on this book, each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? And yet however poetic this notion might be, it remains one of the hardest for us to befriend and reconcile with our irrepressible impulse for aliveness.
Death can be one of the hardest things to talk to children about, quite possibly because we ourselves are scared to try to explain it. One day, Duck turns around to find Death standing behind her. Terrified, she asks whether he has come to take her, but he remarks rather matter-of-factly that he has been there her entire life. This is a warm, imaginative book about death and loss and how we understand our own relationship towards death.