Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 32 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.2 in
Published: November 1, 2004
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689871341
ISBN - 13: 9780689871344
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
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 it. He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad. But talking about Mousie, burying Mousie in a special box, and saying good-bye helps this boy begin to feel better about the loss of his beloved pet.
About the Author
Jan Ormerod was born in Australia on September 23, 1946. She attended art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, she become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Art Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programs for talented students, and lectured in a teacher's college and in art schools. Her first picture book, Sunshine, was published in 1981, won the Mother Goose Award, and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year. She wrote and illustrated more than 50 books in her lifetime including Miss Mouse's Day, Lizzie Nonsense, Rhymes around the Day, Father Christmas and the Donkey, Ben Goes Swimming, Emily Dances, A Twist in the Tail, and Ponko and the South Pole. She also illustrated Sky Dancer by Jack Bushnell. She died after a long illness on January 23, 2013 at the age of 67.
School Library Journal An excellent choice to help young readers deal with loss.