Annabelle & Aiden: What Happens When We Die?
In the inspiring, life-affirming tale, Annabelle & Aiden: What Happens When We Die?, Annabelle asks, “What happens when we die?” With the help of their dear friends like the Skeptisaurus and Tardigrade Tom, the children discover what we do know, and how worth celebrating it is.
In the inspiring, life-affirming tale, Annabelle & Aiden: What Happens When We Die?, Annabelle asks, “What happens when we die?” Aiden dreams of an afterlife with marshmallow shoes and chocolate kangaroos. But with the help of their dear friends like the Skeptisaurus and Tardigrade Tom, the children discover what we do know, and how worth celebrating it is. How our atoms rejoin the universe, which remains forever changed by our lives. How our energy lasts forever, along with the stories of our loved ones we keep alive by honoring their memories. And most of all, how mortality can inspire us to appreciate the incredible opportunity we’ve been given: to live the best, most meaningful lives we can, surrounded by the people we love.
Review for Annabelle & Aiden: What Happens When We Die?
“Becker’s work about the end of life does what most children’s authors hope to accomplish. He creates a space for children to reconcile their emerging understanding of the world with their own rich fantasy lives. His work is honest and respects the developmental curiosity necessary for children tackling one of life’s most challenging moments: its end. ”
Justin Schleifer, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Alpert Medical School at Brown University
“Deeply moving…beautifully illustrated” – Michael Shermer, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Believing Brain, monthly columnist at Scientific American
“The most deeply moving account I’ve ever come across on the ultimate question of life, death, and meaning. In only 200 words this beautiful story captures what 2000 years of wisdom writing could not. Read it. Then read it again. And then get back to living your life in a way that matters because now you know how.”
Michael Shermer, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Believing Brain, monthly columnist at Scientific American
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“I wish I had these years ago for my daughter. I wonder if she’ll still get on my lap so I can read them to her now that she’s 20.” – Bob Novella, Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe
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