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Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : big questions from tiny mortals about death  Cover Image Book Book

Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : big questions from tiny mortals about death

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


"Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. 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 the tradition of Randall Munroe's What If?, Doughty's new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, 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 urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. 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. Featuring illustrations from Dianne Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780393652703
  • ISBN: 039365270X
  • Physical Description: xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222).
Formatted Contents Note:
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? -- If someone is eating something when they die, does their body digest that food? -- 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 creation 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?
Subject: Death > Humor.
Dead > Humor.
Children's questions and answers.
Undertakers and undertaking.
Dead > Miscellanea.
Death > Humor.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying.
Children's questions and answers.
Dead > Miscellanea.
Undertakers and undertaking.
Genre: FAQs.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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