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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The little boy in this books goes through many emotions. School Library Journal An excellent choice to help young readers deal with loss.

Refresh and try again. It also mentions how it is normal to feel both sad and mad after a death. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Price may vary by retailer.

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She mentions how we sometimes think our loved one will still be here, say when we wake up in the morning, but he will not be. Outside, after he and his parents bury the shoebox, he cries a bit and then says good-bye to his friend.

But Mousie didn’t wake up,” says the unnamed narrator, a preschool-age boy. Sensitive narration and charming illustrations.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Published November 1st by Aladdin first published But for a typical story time book, it was pretty depressing. You really get into the point of view of the child as you share in his torment of discovering death. It deals with the death of a pet mouse, and the boy’s grieving process.


The illustrations of Mousie are mojsie cute and sweet. Sign up and get a free eBook! This is shown in a way that can help young children process this. Daddy tells the boy that Mousie is dead, but the child prefers to think that Mousie is just very, very tired.

As evidenced by Mousie and other sensitive pet loss books, thank goodness some take a different view. But, then it ended on a sour note.

Harris, Author, Jan Ormerod, Illustratorillus. They allow him work through his feelings goodbue his own way.

Goodbye Mousie

It just felt a little too somber. This is a sweet and sad story about saying goodbye to a beloved pet. It’s a good book for helping a small child understand loss, but it’s not the best.

The book concentrates on the many feelings a young child has, on the preparation for the burial and on beginning to come to terms with a major loss. One morning a boy finds that his pet, Mousie, won’t wake up. They allow him work through his feeling Unfortunately, our culture often sees pets, especially small ones, as replaceable. He will get another pet, but not right away. This book was kind of sad, but also really good, and super cute.

Mousie is laid to rest in a shoebox with crayons, carrots, four grapes and a candy bar, but, in the meantime, the little boy is cross to discover that his mother has eaten the rest of his toast. Illustrated by Jan Ormerod. While I was writing this book, I could picture the drawings for this.


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. I chose to write in the first person because I wanted young children to identify with the voice of the child in this book. Did it die too? Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

An excellent choice to help young readers deal with loss. It’s not overly preachy. Dec 05, Abby Yoder rated it really liked it.

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It just goes to show how deep his love was for this mouse, wh This book was kind of sad, but also really good, and super cute. At first, he is mad at Mousie for dying. Discover what to read next. However, I have mixed feelings about a lot of what the book does. Reminded goodbte of my dog Hobo of when he died.