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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Set against pleasing buff-colored backgrounds, the artwork, done in black-pencil line and watercolor washes, echoes the emotional nuances of the story.

Goodbye Mousie : Robie H. Harris :

Sensitive narration and charming illustrations. Now, in Goodbye Mousie, with the help of wonderful illustrations by Jan Ormerod, Harris deals with the end of life.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Thank you omusie signing up, fellow book lover! Also, I personally really appreciate the fact that this poor, mourning child is wearing mouse slippers. The poor little ogodbye cries and cries.

She caught what I was trying to write and say so clearly in her beautiful art. Typical over indulged child in my opinion. The Best Books of Goodbye Mousie By Robie H.


I chose to write in the first person because I wanted young children to identify with the voice of mousle child in this book. Thanks Amazon Written By: Slowly, after lots of tears and many questions, the boy comes to terms with the fact that his pet is gone. It just felt a little too som At first, I thought this was a really great book.

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His father and mother comfort him and he prepares his beloved pet for burial. 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.

This is a book that does not address what happens to the soul after we die. 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.

Uplifting details the boy’s mouse slippers, a stuffed mouse toy offer a glimmer of hope, and the solidity at the heart of her characterizations—especially in the portraits of the narrator seeking comfort from his parents—will be immensely reassuring to young readers. The prose is very nice, and possesses an easy-to understand format.

Goodbye Mousie | Book by Robie H. Harris, Jan Ormerod | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Paperback32 pages. It also mentions how it is normal to feel both sad and mad after a death.


Open Preview See a Problem? I discussed with C that when someone dies, they will Goodbey be feeling things like hunger or boredom anymore.

This book addresses pet loss matter-of-factly for the very young. Then he is sad.

Goodbye Mousie

The text acknowledges even grief for a small pet is difficult and legitimate. The truth is Mousie has died. Discover what to read next. Mousie is laid to rest in a shoebox with crayons, goodybe, 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.

The truth is Mousie has died.

The satisfying acts of burying Mousie and remembering his antics show children that grief is a normal feeling. This book helps kids to understand sad concept of losing a pet, from a young child’s perspective.

The parents are sympathetic and help him through his grief. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.