Something Very Sad Happened


When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly if you are grieving the loss yourself.

Sensitively written and gently illustrated, Something Very Sad Happened explains death in developmentally appropriate terms for two- and three-year-old children. It reassures the child that it is okay to feel sad, and that love never dies.

Age Range: 2 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2


Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about how to talk about death, answer your child’s questions, and maintain your connection throughout the grieving process.

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8.3 × .5 in