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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death | Caitlin Doughty
Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronauts body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her morticians knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans. In her inimitable voice, Doughty details lore and science of what happens to, and inside, our bodies after we die. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn colors during decomposition? And why do hair and nails appear longer after death? Readers will learn the best soil for mummifying your body, whether you can preserve your best friends skull as a keepsake, and what happens when you die on a plane. Beautifully illustrated by Diann Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? shows us that death is science and art, and only by asking questions can we begin to embrace it.
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Simona
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Quirky (in positive sense) book about questions that we all have about death, written in her typical humorous style and with respect to the topic. Book is intended for younger readers, but it‘s still interesting for adults, well - at least it was interesting to me ...

This was my last book for #Nonfiction2019 challenge, #SomethingPersonal

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations! Great job! And some great books in there too. 2w
BarbaraBB Great job! 🥳 2w
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Can‘t wait to see the new prompts @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🥳 2w
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Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo! Nice job! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen It won‘t be too much longer now.... 2w
Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I would live to join this next year!!! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi Feel Free, it‘s open to anyone interested! We‘d love to have you, it always brings other great books to my attention when I see the posts. 2w
Simona @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you for organizing, it was nice challenge to do. I‘m excited about new prompts too @Cinfhen 🤓 2w
Cinfhen I prefer NF so I‘m excited for another round of all NF challenge @Simona @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 2w
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BeththeBookDragon
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🐱👁

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veritysalter
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Caitlin Doughty answers the questions you are too awkward to ask.

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RowReads1
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This one and the one about dying with popcorn in your tummy before being cremated are probably the funniest.

julesG 😁😁 Popcorn?! Ingenious! 1mo
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Grrlbrarian
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Possibly not the best choice for lunchtime reading. 😂 But really good!

GlassAsDiamonds I keep walking past this in my local bookstore!! 😂😂😂😂 Any good? 6d
Grrlbrarian @GlassAsDiamonds Definitely! Learned many interesting things and the art is 🔥 3d
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Dorianna
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Caitlin Doughty answers questions kids ask about death. It‘s interesting and I loved the illustrations and it speaks to the weird kid in me who became a weird adult. ⚰️💀

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Caitlin Doughty once again schools us on the taboo. Children ask weird, but often poignant, questions, so the clever premise of addressing kids‘ questions about death led to some incredibly interesting, sometimes macabre, information. And dare I say this is one of the funniest books I‘ve read all year? Dark and morbid humor works for me. The cool illustrations are a charming bonus. One of my top reads of the year for sure!

Scochrane26 I will prob read this. Kids are hilarious. In therapy, they will often have me laughing, but then I forget to write it down for a future book. 2mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Kids make such interesting observations and ask completely bizarre questions. I loved the idea behind this book and the execution was flawless. You should totally start jotting stuff down. I‘d read your book! (edited) 2mo
Reviewsbylola Omg stacking this! Loved her other books. 1mo
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gossamerchild
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This book. This. Book. I LOVE Caitlin Doughty. Her approach to death is so refreshing, in that she reminds us that sucky as it is to lose our loved ones death is a part of life and shouldn't be feared.

Written for adults and children. So far I'm loving it! Thanks to Norton for the #arc.

#currentlyreading

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Dorianna
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Spent Sunday afternoon at Green-wood cemetery, brought along appropriate reading material, visited the fish pond, and tasted some honey made from the cemetery‘s beehives called “The Sweet Hereafter.” It was very delicious and I took home some. All in all it was a good day.

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RowReads1
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With questions from kids(who ask the best questions) and that title how could I resist?

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sharread
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Educational, entertaining, fascinating, witty.

One of my favorite books of 2019. Oh my! These little bundle of joys gave Caitlin something to write about that's quite clear. Reading this book made me think about how as adults we miss the creativeness gift we once had as children. The questions are definitely thought-provoking, interesting, and thoroughly sourced. The list of sources at the end of the book is surprisingly interesting.

britt_brooke Reading this now and loving it! I learn so much from her books. 2mo
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sherri
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YAY!!! I love this author. Lunchtime reading! Okay, maybe not the smartest choice for lunchtime, but I don't want to wait until tonight after work to begin.

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britt_brooke
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Just started this and learning so much already. Her books are fascinating!

#currentlyreading

rabbitprincess Excellent book/bookmark pairing! 2mo
catherine2 I love that bookmark!! 2mo
britt_brooke @rabbitprincess 😻 Thanks! 2mo
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britt_brooke @catherine2 It‘s my new favorite! 😻 2mo
DimeryRene I love her!!! I can‘t wait to get this beauty. 2mo
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Dorianna
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Evening plans.

britt_brooke ENVIOUS. Have fun!! 2mo
sharread Lucky you! Post photos please. 2mo
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