Fox: A Circle of Life Story answers the big scientific question: What happens when we die?
Written by Isabel Thomas and illustrated by Daniel Egnéus, Fox: A Circle of Life Story, unites story and science to explain this big concept to children who have lost a pet or a loved one, or who simply are curious about death and what happens after we die. Fox offers a scientific approach to talking about death that is no less beautiful than traditional stories.
‘This is the perfect book for talking to children about death’ – The Guardian
‘In the frost-covered forest of early spring, fox is on a mission to find food for her three cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to survive in the wild. Until one day, fox dies. Her body goes back to earth and grass and air, nourishing the world around her and bringing the forest to life. Death is not just an end, it’s also a beginning.’
Age Range: 5-11
Author: Isabel Thomas, Illustrator Daniel Egnéus
For another sensitive and insightful book for explaing the big concepts of loss to children, take a look at I Love You Daddy, a poignant and true story written from a child’s perspective.