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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Typical over indulged child in my opinion.

Goodbye Mousie

Mar 08, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: When Mousie dies his young owner is quite distressed – he was fine the night before! The little goodbyw in this books goes through many emotions. May 10, Abby Pooch rated it it was amazing Shelves: Slowly, after lots of tears and many questions, the boy comes to terms with the fact that his pet is gone.

They allow him work through his feelings in his own way. The satisfying goodybe of burying Mousie and remembering his antics show children that grief is a normal feeling.

goodbyd Mar 23, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Price may vary by retailer. To view it, click here. There are some helpful parts to the book.


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I guess that’s how it is when a pet dies, but since it’s for kids, I would have liked to have seen him get a new mouse and be very happy with it. It goes through a burial ritual goodbyye some families have for dealing with the loss. Sep 19, Jo added it Recommends it for: So begins this story for the very youngest about the death of a pet.

I don’t believe someone who has died will be experiencing things like hunger or boredom anymore. I wrote about the progression of the universal feelings around death that even young children have-first denial, then sadness, then anger, then even some humor and then, yes, some acceptance.

It is about a little boy who wakes up to find his pet mouse has died. Unfortunately, our culture often sees pets, especially small ones, as replaceable.

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There is a lot of emphasis on symbolic ritual here, with proper burial and grave marker and a funeral with sparklers. By using our website you agree moksie our use of cookies. The boy understands that when he wakes up tomorrow, Mousie will not be there.

I think younger children might need more time and probabl A mousiie boy perhaps a toddler or preschooler wakes up to discover that his pet goodbge, Mousie, is dead. I discussed with C that when someone dies, they will NOT be feeling things like hunger or boredom anymore.

The Right Book at the Right Time list. Teachin This realistic fiction children’s book is intended for children between the ages of three and six pre-k through 2nd grade. At first the boy doesn’t believe it. Losing someone you love can lead to denial, anger, sadness, and a need to do something to honor the one who was lost This is a book that does not address what happens to the soul after gopdbye die.


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The Best Books of Apr 17, Randie D. Paperback – 32 pages – Then he is sad. It doesn’t discuss things like heaven, and whether mice go there.

I love the sketches of the mouse, and the story is very touching and realistic. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Goodbye Mousie » Robie H. Harris, Children’s Book Author

The choice of a first-person narrative has a tendency to distance listeners because the boy often sounds older than he looks. A must-have book for therapists and counselors, as well as for parents needing to guide a child through a period of bereavement.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book comes from my own childhood as well. Want to Read saving….

Description One morning a boy finds that his pet, Mousie, won’t wake up.