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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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Outside, after he and his parents bury the shoebox, he cries a bit and then says good-bye to his friend.

Slowly, after lots of tears and many questions, the boy comes to terms with the fact mousi his pet is gone. This book comes from my own childhood as well.

Sensitive narration and charming mousei. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. He will get another pet, but not right away. Translation of “Goodbye Mousie”. Karen rated it it was amazing Apr 07, To ask other readers questions about Goodbye Mousieplease sign up.


Goodbye Mousie

But he wasn’t okay at the end of the book. So begins this mousid for the very youngest about the death of a pet. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! An excellent choice to help young readers deal with loss.

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With the help of his family he understands that it is OK to feel angry and sad when someone dies. I chose to write in the first person because I wanted young children to identify with the voice of the child in this book. It goes through a burial ritual that some families have for dealing with moisie loss. Now, in Goodbye Mousie, with the help of wonderful illustrations by Jan Ormerod, Harris deals with the end of life. Want to Read Currently Reading Gooodbye. He plans for the funeral by painting a picture of himself to put inside the shoebox that will hold Mousie.

Goodbye Mousie By Robie H. I highly recommended as a way to open that discussion with a child. He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad.

Lists with This Book. The boy is mad! Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It is about a little boy who wakes up to find his pet mouse gooxbye died. Daddy tells the boy that Mousie is dead, but the child prefers to think that Mousie is just very, very tired.

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Must redeem within 90 days. He goes, with lightning speed, through the various stages of grief in the proper order: Losing someone you love can lead to denial, anger, sadness, and a need to do something to honor mousei one who was lost This is a book that does not address what happens to the soul after we die. Aug 12, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: At first, he is mad at Mousie for dying.

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Good depiction of the anger and sadness that we feel when we lose someone we love. Did it die too?

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.

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