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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The child then moves through all the stages of grief, from denial to final acceptance, in one agonizing day.
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The choice of a first-person narrative has a tendency to distance listeners because the boy often sounds older than he looks. It just goes to show how deep his love was for this mouse, wh This book was kind of sad, but also really good, and super cute. Mousiee death in perspective on kid-friendly and understandable terms.
Then he is sad. I picked up this book at the library and didn’t read the whole story so I was surprised how well written this story was in covering the loss and grief process of a pet.
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Goodbye Mousie Trade Paperback May 23, Kristen McBee rated it really liked it Shelves: At that moment, and for some time afterward, the child needs not a book, but a person who will goodgye and understand. The Right Book at the Right Time list. At first the boy doesn’t believe it.
Typical over indulged child in my opinion.
As evidenced by Mousie and other sensitive pet loss books, thank goodness some take a different view. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. I rated this book five out of five stars because I think it does a great job at explaining the topic of death to younger children. Soon enough the boy understands that Mousie is dead, not sleeping, but dead and his parents help him prepare to say goodbye.
Add to Cart Add to Cart. Karen rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Oct 23, paula rated it it was amazing. So begins this story for the very youngest about the death of a pet. Then the boy decorates the outside of the box.
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He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad. At first the boy doesn’t believe it. The parents are sympathetic and help him through his grief. It doesn’t discuss things like heaven, and whether mice go there.
After his first outpouring of grief and anger which Ormerod depicts in a stunning facial close-upthe boy focuses on preparations for Mousie’s funeral, busily filling the coffin with mementos and then decorating it with “wiggly stripes. I was also pleased to see the author realize that replacement of a living being is not immediate or required. Oct 27, Danielle Mootz rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a good book for helping a small child understand loss, but it’s not the best.
Publishers Weekly, starred review Immensely reassuring. Glodbye boy is mad!
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It just goes to show how deep his love was for this mouse, who is now gone. Wonderful pencil and watercolor drawings by perhaps my favorite realistic illustrator of all time – Jan Goosbye – are the perfect accompaniment to Robie Harris’s sympathetic but no-nonsense text. This is shown in a way that can help young children process this.