Do we sanitise death for our children? I'm quite taken with these two books. Wolfy by Gregoire Solotareff (Gecko Press) begins with the sudden death of an old wolf - the young wolf enlists the help of a rabbit (his natural prey) to deal with it. In Nina's Phantom Friend by Andy Conlan, the ghost of Nina's beloved cat, Masaccio returns so that Nina can find and bury his bones. They're both philosophical, thought provoking stories aimed at children of about 5 and up I would say. Any thoughts?