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-XoPlanet

    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...

  • Tucker

    after giving it much thought, i think that yes... cats would eat eyeballs.*********i love this title. it makes me laugh...

  • Olive

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/ZBDA4V2qIAEAND the below review originally appeared on Open Letters Review.Speaking to children about difficult topics is never easy, but the concerns...

  • Ashley Holstrom

    Caitlin Doughty rules. She takes a scary topic like death and makes it feel normal. Because it is normal. We’re all gonna die, y’all, and there’s nothing we can do about it. While this book is i...

  • 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...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    3.75 stars First off, full confession: A Book Olive did not personally recommend this book to me. I watched her youtube video about this book and I consider it a recommendation because I never wou...

  • Suvi

    October 5, 2019 Um, I didn't expect to get this many likes before I even have the book in my hands, so I thought I'd update everyone: I pre-ordered the book, which of course means I get a signed copy ...

  • Rebecca

    This is the third book by the millennial mortician, and I’ve taken perverse glee in reading them all. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes explains cremation and combats misconceptions about death; From Here to ...

  • Ross Blocher

    Caitlin Doughty is a mortician who runs a funeral home in Los Angeles, founded the Order of the Good Death, and hosts the Ask A Mortician channel on YouTube. She's also the author of three books, and ...

  • Bark the Overwrought Keyboard Warrior

    Ahhhh! Would you look at this? WOULD YOU LOOK AT THIS?! I must have it....