Goodbye Mousie

by Robie H. Harris
Illustrator Jan Ormerod

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing | September 1, 2001 | Reinforced Library Binding

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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.

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Published: September 1, 2001

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689832176

ISBN - 13: 9780689832178

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Goodbye Mousie

by Robie H. Harris
Illustrator Jan Ormerod

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Published: September 1, 2001

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689832176

ISBN - 13: 9780689832178

About the Book

This heartwarming story is ideal to help children cope with a loss. A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss. Full color.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Robie H. Harris began her career as a teacher at the Bank Street College of Education''s School for Children. Her books for children include the best-selling It''s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health; It''s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families; Happy Birth Day!; and Hi New Baby!, all illustrated by Michael Emberley. Robie H. Harris lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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