Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death Caitlin Doughty

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death

Author: Caitlin Doughty
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Book Title
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death
Author
Caitlin Doughty
ISBN
9780393652703
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 Diann 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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Caitlin DoughtyPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 09/10/2019ISBN: 9780393652703Pages: 240Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.90dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2019 pg. 58Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 118Shelf Awareness 09/13/2019

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 Diann 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.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 09/10/2019
ISBN: 9780393652703
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2019 pg. 58
Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 118
Shelf Awareness 09/13/2019

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 Diann 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.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 09/10/2019
ISBN: 9780393652703
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2019 pg. 58
Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 118
Shelf Awareness 09/13/2019