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Will my cat eat my eyeballs? [large print] : big questions from tiny mortals about death / Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Dianné Ruz.

Doughty, Caitlin, (author.). Ruz, Dianne, (illustrator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432872274
  • ISBN: 1432872273
  • Physical Description: 299 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-296).
Formatted Contents Note:
Before we begin -- When I die, will my cat eat my eyeballs? -- What would happen to an astronaut body in space? -- Can I keep my parents' skulls after they die? -- Will my body sit up or speak on its own after I die? -- We buried my dog in the backyard, what would happen if we dug him up now? -- Can I preserve my dead body in amber like a prehistoric insect? -- Why do we turn colors when we die? -- How does a whole adult fit in a tiny box after cremation? -- Will I poop when I die? -- Do conjoined twins always die at the same time? -- If I died making a stupid face, would it be stuck like that forever? -- Can we give Grandma a Viking funeral? -- Why don't animals dig up all the graves? -- What would happen if you swallowed a bag of popcorn before you died and were cremated? -- If someone is trying to sell a house, do they have to tell the buyer someone died there? -- What if they make a mistake and bury me when I'm just in a coma? -- What would happen if you died on a plane? -- Do bodies in the cemetery make the water we drink taste bad? -- I went to the show where dead bodies with no skin play soccer. Can we do that with my body? -- Can everybody fit in a casket? What if they're really tall? -- Can someone donate blood after they die? -- We eat dead chickens, why not dead people? -- What happens when a cemetery is full of bodies and you can't add any more? -- Is it true people see a white light as they're dying? -- Why don't bugs eat people's bones? -- What happens when you want to bury someone but the ground is too frozen? -- Can you describe the smell of a dead body? -- What happens to soldiers who die far away in battle, or whose bodies are never found? -- Can I be buried in the same grave as my hamster? -- Will my hair keep growing in my coffin after I'm buried? -- Can I use human bones from a cremation as jewelry? -- Did mummies stink when they were wrapped? -- At my grandma's wake, she was wrapped in plastic under her blouse. Why would they do that?
Summary, etc.:
"Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut's 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 mortician's 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 friend's skull as a keepsake, and what happens when you die on a plane.Beautifully illustrated by Dianné 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"-- Provided by publisher.
A funeral director, Doughty receives dozens of questions about death every day. Here she blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five questions. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog, and whether or not you can preserve your friend's skull as a keepsake. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: Death > Humor.
Dead > Humor.
Children's questions and answers.
Undertakers and undertaking.
Dead > Miscellanea.
Death > Attitudes.
Death (Biology)
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Large type books.
Genre: FAQs.
Humor.

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