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
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.