Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris – One morning a boy finds that his pet, Mousie, won’t wake up. The truth is Mousie has died. At first the boy doesn’t believe. Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Children, September Illustrated by Jan Ormerod. GOODBYE MOUSIE is a book that was in my. Booklist Online Book Review: Goodbye , Robie H. (author). Illustrated by Jan OrmerodSept. 32p.

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Then the boy decorates the outside of mmousie box. It’s a good way to discuss the death of a pet, or death as a concept for that matter, with younger children.

But Mousie didn’t wake up,” goodbbye the unnamed narrator, a preschool-age boy. Open Preview See a Problem?

But talking about Mousie, burying Mousie in a special box, and saying good-bye helps this boy begin to feel better about the loss of his beloved pet. It is a sad story but it is a good story to let children how to handle dead start with a young age. At that moment, and for some time afterward, the child needs not a book, but a person who will listen and understand.

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Apr 17, Randie D. He will get another pet, but not right away. So begins this story for the very youngest about moudie death of a pet.

Paperback32 pages. P – 3 Ages: And no sugaring it up with heaven.

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Good depiction of the anger and sadness that we feel when we lose someone we love. Translation of “Goodbye Mousie”. It also mentions how it is normal to feel both sad and mad after a death. Oct 03, Pei rated it really liked it.

This might be a good book for a child who has just lost a pet or a loved one. We really liked this story and thought it was a nice way to say goodbye to a friend. Ormerod’s honest pictures, black-pencil line drawings with watercolor washes on buff-colored paper, capture the emotions of the situation and chronicle the boy’s move from disbelief to acceptance. Reviews and Praise Robie Harris Speaking. Aladdin November Length: His father attempts to explain death but the boy is too emotional to think rationally.

Once again the boy feels mad and sad. They allow him work through his feeling Unfortunately, our culture often sees pets, especially small ones, as replaceable.

While I was writing this book, I could picture the drawings for this. This book comes from my own childhood as well.


Goodbye Mousie

Nov 11, Shannon Filidis rated it it was amazing Shelves: The truth is Mousie has died. He tapes the box shut, decides that it looks too plain, and decorates it with swirling painted lines. With the help of his family he understands that it is OK to feel angry and sad when someone dies. This book addresses pet loss matter-of-factly for the very young. The book addresses what those of us who are left behind deal with. The poor little boy cries and cries. Still, this covers all the bases of a frequently asked-for omusie.

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Looking for beautiful books? However, I have mixed feelings about a lot of what the book does. Karen rated it it was amazing Apr 07, I might even allow the child to respond to the book by creating some kind of art project in memory of the lost pet, similar to the box decorated in the story.