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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Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris

If we do not explain death to our children, it will goobye harder for them to understand the passing of someone when the time comes. The little boy feels better when he places food, toys, and a picture of him in Mousies box. Losing someone you love can lead to denial, anger, sadness, and a need to do something to honor the one who was lost This is a book that does not address what happens to the soul after we die.

A young boy perhaps a toddler or preschooler wakes up to discover that his pet mouse, Mousie, is dead. Aug 12, Beth rated it liked moksie Shelves: Then the boy and his parents bury the box.

His father attempts to explain death but the boy is too emotional to think rationally. 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. The satisfying acts of burying Mousie and remembering his antics show children that grief is a normal feeling.


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Then he is sad. Translation of “Goodbye Mousie”. It’s a good book for helping a small child understand loss, but it’s not the best. It just felt a little too som At first, I thought this was a really great book. It’s a good way to discuss the death of a pet, or death godbye a concept for that matter, with younger children.

Goodbye Mousie

He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very mousis. The truth is Mousie has died. Sign up and get a free eBook! Then we would talk about how to deal with those emotions. The language is just simple enough, that I would feel comfortable using it even with a preschool child.

I thought the ending was very appropriate – it honors the feelings we have when we lose someone. However, I have mixed feelings about a lot of what the book does. Reviews and Praise Robie Harris Speaking.

This is shown in a way that can help young children process this. She caught what I was trying to write and say so clearly in her beautiful art.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A must-have book for therapists and counselors, as well as for parents needing to guide a child through a period of bereavement. Slowly, after lots of tears and many questions, the boy comes to terms with the fact that his pet is gone. Karen rated it it was amazing Apr 07, As a child Jan drew constantly, and she eventually went on to attend art school and study drawing, painting, and sculpture.


Price may vary by retailer. Very good book to share with a child dealing with the death of a pet. To ask other readers questions about Goodbye Mousieplease sign up. Apr 17, J. View Full Version of PW.

This is an interesting attempt at expressing the emotions of sorrow express at the loss of a pet. Looking for beautiful books? Nov 11, Shannon Filidis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 27, Danielle Mootz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Teachin This realistic fiction children’s book is intended for children between the ages of three and six pre-k through 2nd grade.

With the help of his parents, the youngster places his pet in a shoebox, mouse an old T-shirt around him, and then carefully chooses several special items to keep him company. Harris It’s Perfectly Normal and Ormerod Miss Mouse Takes Off admirably and successfully tackle a child’s first encounter with death, through the loss of a beloved pet. Reminded me of my dog Hobo of when he died. The text acknowledges even grief for a small pet is difficult and gopdbye. Thanks Amazon Written By: No euphemisms, no metaphors, abundant acknowledgement of the validity of a small child’s feelings – both sorrow and anger.

Ormerod’s honest pictures, black-pencil line drawings with watercolor washes on buff-colored paper, capture the emotions of the situation and chronicle the boy’s move from disbelief to acceptance.