When I first saw this little book, 89 pages, I was a little disappointed. How on earth are we going to talk about this book for a whole semester? Obviously we managed quite well. I made a committment not to read ahead and that really made a difference. Like others, I go so much more out of the text than I would have with the quick read I normally would have done. I think children would really enjoy working with the weblog because they simply adore getting mail! The contact with other people would balance out the tedious side of this assignment for elementary age students.
It struck me a devine intervention that this book would be about death as I personally struggled with life-threatening medical problems with both Bill and Coulter. I really hope I will never loose a student as a classroom teacher, but I am sure I would use this little text in my classroom if it did happen.