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

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

Best-selling author and 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 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 Dianné 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.

Title:Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393652703
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    Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Reviews

  • Petra-X

    Instapot Corpse Disposal: Recipe for cooking a corpseAn alternative to cremation (not a tasty dish for cannibals). First, put the body into a very large instapot (euphemistically called a 'pressurise...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Death. The grim reaper. The big nothing. The great leveler. And so on, or no, precisely not, or still? Puh, getting philosophical in here, so put out all your thoughts...Come, little kitty cat, tasty ...

  • Paul Bryant

    Update :Greatly disturbed by this question, I had a talk with my cats today. I said look, it's about my eyeballs.They said - Oh, so you know about the eyeball thing. Who told you?I said It's in this b...

  • Jenna

    Those who have read Caitlin Doughty's previous books know her talent for taking the usually bleak and depressing subject of death and turning it into something entertaining.   A bit on the gross sid...

  • Iben Frederiksen

    “He won’t be diving straight for the human flesh. But a cat has got to eat, and you are the person who feeds him. This is the cat-human compact. Death doesn’t free you from performing your cont...

  • Melki

    Yay! This was yet another enjoyable go-round with my favorite mortician!Here Doughty dumbs it down a bit with a younger audience in mind, but not so dumb that adults can't get something out of her les...

  • Lori

    Caitlin, you're a national treasure, you're a great time, and you teach me and everyone who wants to know so much Stuff about being dead. I was late to the party that is "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And ...

  • Larry

    Can learning about death be fun? Yes! Becoming a huge fan of this author, like her YouTube channel as well....

  • Raeleen Lemay

    This was lots of fun, and informative to boot! This whole book was Caitlin Doughty answering questions about death/funerals/cremation/corpses that were asked by children. Let me just say... kids aren...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    [12/10/19] - Congratulations, Caitlin Doughty, on winning the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Nonfiction!--------after giving it much thought, i think that yes... cats would eat eyeballs.---...