Something Very Sad Happened
by Bonnie Zucker, illustrated by Kim Fleming
Something Very Sad Happened was written by the author when she realized that there were very few books written that helped parents to explain death and dying to very young children.
The story is written with many little features that allow the book to be useful to parents and caregivers. For example, there are further guides to discussing death and dying with the child at the end of the story, and within the text of the story itself, the name of the loved one is presented in a different colour, allowing the adult reader to substitute the name that appears for the personal name that the child will understand.