The Saddest Time
Reading Level: 4 - 8 years
This story picture book uses three individual stories of children dealing with the news of a death
of someone important to them. The three vignettes deal with the death of an uncle, the death of a class-mate
and the death of a grandparent. Especially appreciated are the multicultural illustrations and the
clear and compassionate way children are given information and taught to express their caring and concerns
throughout the book.