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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Mar 23, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wonderful pencil and watercolor drawings by perhaps my favorite realistic illustrator of all time – Jan Ormorod – are the perfect accompaniment to Robie Harris’s sympathetic but no-nonsense text. I love the sketches of the mouse, and the story is very touching and realistic.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Want to Read saving…. There is a lot of emphasis on symbolic ritual here, with proper burial and grave marker and a funeral with sparklers.

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

Lists with This Book. Written from the child’s perspective, a little mouske goes through the grieving process when he wakes up to find his pet mouse died during the night.


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Cute illustrations and realisitic story. With the help of his parents, the youngster places his pet in mousiee shoebox, tucks an old T-shirt around him, and then carefully chooses several special items to keep him company.

Harris Jan Ormerod was an award-winning author who grew up in Western Australia. What a great book! Aug 26, Mindy rated it it was ok. As evidenced by Mousie and other sensitive pet loss books, thank goodness some take a different view. And each page is filled with beautiful color illustrations. This book shows the passing of a pet, which children also have to face in life. Very good book to share with a child dealing with the death of a pet.

This book is about a little boy who lost his pet mouse.

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Mousie mouzie 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.

Goodbye Mousie Trade Paperback Jan 20, Nikki rated it it was ok Shelves: The book has easy text and easy vocabulary to help younger children better understand what has happened in the story.

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Goodbye Mousie By Robie H. View Full Version of PW. This is shown in a way that can help young children process this.

It effectively shows the grieving process from a child’s perspective. Oct 27, Danielle Mootz rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.


Good choice for explaining death and dealing with the fallout with young children. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sep 19, Jo added goodbyye Recommends it for: Apr 17, J. I thought the ending was very appropriate – it honors the feelings we have when we lose someone.

They allow him work through his feeling Unfortunately, our culture often sees pets, especially small ones, as replaceable. To me, I feel that explaining the death of a pet first, before the death of a human, can also better help children have a better and more clear understanding of death. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Reviews and Praise Robie Harris Speaking.

Great for the young child who’s lost a pet or even for a child who has to deal with losing a family member or ogodbye friend to death. 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.

He gets very mad at Mousie for dying, and then he feels very sad.