Book Reviews:
Why Did It Happen?  Helping Children Cope In A Violent World
 

“‘This book is meant to be read and discussed with children after a violent event has occurred or when children are simply grappling with the implications of living in a violent world,’ explains Cohn in her thoughtful introductory note to parents.  She emphasizes the importance of encouraging youngsters to communicate their anxieties and fears about violence, and suggests ways to help them to develop empathy.  An ideal springboard for parent/child dialogue.”

 —Publishers Weekly

 

“An excellent book for both school librarians and parents to share with their young children.”

 —School Library Journal

 

“It’s about the feelings aroused in a child when violence touches someone close and how they can best be addressed.”

—Kirkus Reviews