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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It’s a good book for helping a small child understand loss, but it’s not the best. One morning a boy finds that his pet, Mousie, won’t wake mousi.

You really get into the point of view of the child as you share in his torment of discovering death. The text acknowledges even grief for a small pet is difficult and legitimate. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings nousie our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Goodbye Mousie is in the bibliotherapy genre.

This is a book that does not address what happens to the soul after we die. And each page is filled with beautiful color illustrations. It’s not overly preachy.


I thought the ending was very appropriate – it honors the feelings we have when we lose someone. I think younger children might need more time and probably won’t be able to acknowledge their feelings without some assistance. Very good book to share with a child dealing with the death of a pet.

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

Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The little boy’s dad tells the little boy that Boodbye died and tries to comfort his son. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Sep 07, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: The decoration of the shoebox reminded me of the decoration of a sarcophagus. Harris has written many award-winning books for children of all ages, including the definitive Family Library about sexuality: Grades K-3 Social Issues: Translation of “Goodbye Mousie”.

Booklist Review

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 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.


The gifts for mouse, put into the shoe box, underline the fun the pair of them had when the mouse was alive. Illustrated by Jan Ormerod.

I discussed with C that when someone dies, they will NOT be feeling things like hunger or boredom anymore. A young boy perhaps a toddler or preschooler wakes up to goodbys that his pet mouse, Mousie, is dead. Apr 17, Randie D. It just felt a little too som At first, I thought this was a really great book.

Goodbye Mousie

She lives in Massachusetts. I highly recommended as a way to open that discussion with a child. He tapes the box shut, decides that it looks too plain, and decorates it with swirling painted lines. The Best Books of It just felt a little too somber.

However, I have mixed feelings about a lot of what the book does. The illustrations of Mousie are very cute and mouusie. Preview — Goodbye Mousie by Robie H.

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