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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Very sad day that day but at least he is buried in our backyard. Karen rated it it was amazing Apr 07, The endpapers, on which Mousie cavorts, show what a delightful little pet he was. This realistic fiction children’s book is intended for children between the ages of three and six pre-k through 2nd grade. Sep 07, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Everything alive now will die and explaining this concept to a child is handled very well in this book.

Later, when the first stages of grief are worked through — or, even better, before a child must confront similar losses — a book like this should be shared and talked about.

So begins this story for the very youngest about the death of a pet. His father and mother comfort him and he prepares his beloved pet for burial. This book does have color throughout it, so it is not dull and sad for children to read.


Goodbye Mousie By Robie H. If we do not explain death to our children, it will be harder for them to understand the passing of someone when the time comes. The little boy’s dad tells the little boy that Mousie died and tries to comfort his son. I boodbye books that don’t talk about heaven, so that was a plus.

Discover what to read next. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When Mousie dies his young owner is quite distressed – he was fine the night before! She lives in Massachusetts.

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With the help of his parents, the youngster places his pet in a shoebox, tucks an old T-shirt around him, and then carefully chooses several special items to keep him company. I like the way in which the boy says goodbye, other children will be able to relate to him and maybe even say goodbye like this too.

Then his parents help him create a tombstone and give him a box to put Mousie in. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have nousie and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. At that moment, and for some time afterward, the child needs not a book, but a person who will listen and understand. Now, in Goodbye Mousie, with the help of wonderful illustrations by Jan Ormerod, Harris deals with the end of mousei. May 23, Kristen McBee rated it really liked it Shelves: It just goes to show how deep his love was for this mouse, who is now mouise.


Unfortunately, our culture often sees pets, especially small ones, as replaceable.

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It’s never easy to broach the topic and especially with pets, it’s an important topic. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

Death is inevitable, and everyone has to go through it. Losing someone you love can lead to denial, anger, sadness, and a need to do something to honor the one who was lost and deal with your grief.

The truth is Mousie has died. Aug 26, Mousoe rated it it was ok. Her work, which resonated with young children and adults alike, won many prestigious awards and received much acclaim. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Much of this book comes from his experience as a young child seen through my eyes.

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