- Publisher A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss.
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About "Goodbye, Mousie"
When I woke up this morning, I tickled Mousie's tummy. But Mousie didn't wake up. ^ When a child learns that his pet mouse has died, at first he can't believe it. "Mousie is NOT dead!" he insists. "He's just...very...very sleepy this morning." ^ But it takes time for the young narrator to understand that Mousie IS dead and he's not coming back. With the help of his family, the child finds out that it's perfectly okay to feel angry and sad when his pet mouse -- whom he loves -- dies. By voicing his feelings and asking questions, he finally begins to accept Mousie's death. ^ Beautifully told by award-winning author Robie H. Harris and gently illustrated by world-renowned artist Jan Ormerod, "Goodbye Mousie is a perfect book with which to help children cope with loss.
A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss.
Meet the Author
Robie Harris is the award-winning, bestselling author of many books for children, including the NYT bestselling It's Perfectly Normal! and It's So Amazing! , as well as Mail Harry to the Moon and the Just Being Me series. She is acclaimed for her understanding of child development and her unique ability to explain issues in an accessible, honest manner. Robie lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.robieharris.com . Molly Bang has been writing and illustrating children's books for over twenty-five years, with three Caldecott Honors to her credit (for When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry; Ten, Nine, Eight; and Gray Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher ). Molly lives in Massachusetts and California. Visit her website at www.mollybang.com .