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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Typical over indulged child in my opinion.

He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad. He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad. Still, this covers all the bases of a frequently asked-for subject.

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. Apr 17, J. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Outside, after he and his parents bury the shoebox, he cries a bit and then says good-bye to his friend. Sep 07, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Then the boy and his parents bury the box.

It effectively shows the grieving process from a child’s perspective. Discover what to read next.

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. The boy is mad! Did it die too?

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I rated this book five out of five stars because I think it does a great job at explaining the topic of death to younger children. With the help of his parents, the youngster places his pet in a shoebox, tucks an old T-shirt around him, and then carefully chooses several special items to keep him company. However, I have mixed feelings about a lot of what the book does. The illustrations are done really well, giving you an accurate idea of the look on the poor child’s face as he realizes he will never be able to play with Mousie again.


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P – 3 Ages: Oct 03, Pei rated it really liked it. Good for a child that has lost a pet that isn’t a dog or a cat. At first mosie boy doesn’t believe it. Puts death in perspective goodbue kid-friendly and understandable terms. A good book to read to little ones grieving over the loss of a goodbyw. 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.

I don’t believe someone who has died will be experiencing things like hunger or boredom anymore. Author and artist both possess an acute sense of the boy’s emotional trajectory. 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. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

They allow him work through ,ousie feelings in his own way. 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 mouaie mother has eaten the rest of his toast.

The truth is Mousie has died. Grades K-3 Social Issues: The book addresses what those of us who are left behind deal with.


Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris

Mar 23, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: We really liked this story and thought it was a nice way to say goodbye to a friend. Its nice that it doesn’t get to intense with the pain of grief, but I think the painting of the shoe box for a dead mouse was over the top. It goes through a burial ritual that some families have for dealing with the loss. A little boy’s pet mouse dies.

Want to Read saving…. Must redeem within 90 days. Later, when the first stages of grief are worked through — or, even better, before a child must confront similar losses — a book like this should be shared and talked about.

Goodbye Mousie

I think younger children might need more time and probabl A young boy perhaps a toddler or preschooler wakes up to discover that his pet mouse, Mousie, is dead. The parents are sympathetic and help him through his grief. I don’t remember reading any books like this, and I do think they would have been helpful. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. But for a typical story time book, it was pretty depressing. This story is gentle enough for the most sheltered of young children.

But talking about Mousie, burying Mousie in a special box, and saying good-bye helps this boy begin to feel better mouske the loss of his beloved pet.