5 Word Booktalk: Delightful story that will pull at your heartstrings.
Themes: Mortality; Friendship, Family, Humor
Summary: Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But that's not surprising, considering that her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks. She's more concerned with avoiding her crazy cousin Peach and trying to figure out why her best friend, Declaration, suddenly won't talk to her. Life is full of surprises. And the biggest one of all is learning what it takes to handle them.
Comfort has a “thinking place.” Draw a map or a picture of a good thinking place for you. What would be there? Where would it be?
The names in this story are descriptive and creative. If the author put you in this story, what would your character’s name be and why?
So many stories have a similar theme of mortality. Analyze why you think many children’s stories focus on mortality?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.