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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death

eBook - 2019
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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. 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 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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.
ISBN: 9780393652710
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Additional Contributors: Ruz, Dianné
OverDrive, Inc

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Tualatin_AimeeM Mar 09, 2020

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?

Goodreads Choice Awards Winner 2019: Science & Technology


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neophyte
Feb 01, 2021

Good information but don't care much for forced attempts at humor

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ckapadia
Jan 20, 2021

Important questions answered intelligently but with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Very rarely felt like I was gonna barf.
If you enjoy her check out her YouTube channel it is educational and very entertaining.

CCCL_Lindsayd Dec 01, 2020

"Death positive" mortician/author/Youtube personality Caitlin Doughty compiles an informative, often hilarious collection of questions asked of her by children. The most obvious revelation here is that "Tiny Mortals" are just as curious as adults, and much more frank. I, too, have wondered if the "swallowing popcorn before cremation" meme holds water, but I would never think to ask the reasons why humans will eat animal flesh but not their own. Doughty addresses sensitive truths head-on here, so proceed with caution before revealing the secrets of grandma's embalming process, but overall this title is a clear-eyed look at death that will evoke belly laughs in tweens, teens, and even grown-ups.

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DanielaFlores344
Sep 19, 2020

“Eyeballs” is a hilarious and informative book written by mortician and YouTuber Caitlyn Doughty, Answering the unfiltered questions from kids about death, it turns the long-standing taboo of talking of death into one that is respectful, but also enjoyable. Despite this book answering kid’s questions, it is a book that teens and adults alike can learn a lot from and appreciate. I found Eyeballs to be funny, with simple but beautiful illustrations in every chapter. Not only that, but learned a lot of cool & weird facts about death here! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the reality of death but also in an entertaining way. And let's not forget, the people who are fans of the YT channel “Ask a Mortician” already!

FPL_Annie Sep 04, 2020

Honest and funny answers about what happens to people when they die. Not for the squeamish.

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Fuzzy_Slippers
Aug 24, 2020

A super funny and interesting book! I learned so much, especially about cremation and death practices in different countries and religions.

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sjdesrv
Aug 10, 2020

Funny commentary on what happens after we die. Learned a thing or two about cremation I wasn’t aware of. Good to know especially since that is the route I plan on taking.

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DazzlingMoonlight
Aug 06, 2020

Funny, full of facts and frankly fantastic!

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rachelanita1
Jul 10, 2020

This books takes a dark topic and turns it into a comical, informational book. Taking questions that children ask about death and answering them as truthfully and as accurate as she can. I learned many new things in this book, including learning about Viking funerals. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a laugh.

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LibraryLeia
Apr 29, 2020

A fascinating and honest look at death, Doughty uses her experience as a mortician to talk answer questions kids have asked her about death and dying. With interesting illustrations and a funny, yet factual, delivery of morbid subject matter, Doughty manages to make something as frightening as death palpable and hilarious. I feel like the takeaway from this book is that the more we know about something we are frightened by, the less scared we will be. I truly enjoyed this book and learned so much from reading it!

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