Cover of Cautionary Tales of Childhood which features the bed of a truck with a child sleeping in the back among luggage

Cautionary Tales of Childhood

by Bee Lavender and Gabriel Liston

A simple, illustrated story, told from the perspective of a young kid, whose family is on the way to her uncle's funeral when they're in a car crash that seems to symbolize the family's dynamic. This book isn't for children; it's for former children who are shaped forever by vivid memories of specific days where their family dynamics and dysfunction are exposed and in sharp focus, and the idea that "blood is thicker than water" is cast forever into doubt.