We took this out from a library a year or two ago quite by chance, and were impressed by its child friendly, balanced, take on death, and so when we found out that there was soon to be a death of a close family member to decided to buy it to help our 4 year old and 2 year old get a handle on what is happening. It's honest and yet not depressing, there's a hint of a life to come, but vague enough to be acceptable to all but the staunchest atheist. It acknowledges the sadness but accepts that death is a part of life. And it will probably make you cry. In short, if you're in the unfortunate situation we find ourselves in, facing the death of a loved one, then this is a good resource in helping your kids come to terms with it.