Goodbye Mousie

Illustrated by Jan Ormerod
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About The Book

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (November 2004)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689871344
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

Publishers Weekly, starred review Immensely reassuring.

Kirkus Reviews Not since The Truth About Barney has there been such an affecting and satisfying story about the death of a pet.

New York Times Book Review Harris writes clearly and matter-of-factly about death.

School Library Journal An excellent choice to help young readers deal with loss.

Awards and Honors

  • Children's Literature Choice List
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books

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