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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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Sep 17, Melanie Wiley rated it it was amazing. The little boy feels better when he places food, toys, and a picture of him in Mousies box. This book addresses pet loss goodbyye for the very young.

Once again the boy feels mad and sad. But, then it ended on a sour note.

The boy understands that when he wakes up tomorrow, Mousie will not be there. Foodbye could definitely relate – I had my share of small pets with short lives when I little. To ask other readers questions about Goodbye Mousieplease sign up. Aug 12, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: There are some helpful parts to the book.


It also mentions how it is normal to feel both sad and mad after a death. Mar 23, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It effectively shows the grieving process from a child’s perspective.

Goodbye Mousie is a breath of fresh air in this regard.

May 10, Abby Pooch rated it it was amazing Shelves: I guess that’s how it is when a pet dies, but since it’s for kids, I would have liked to have seen him get a new mouse and be very happy with it. It’s a sweet story, but not very moving.

Goodbye Mousie

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 his mother has eaten godbye rest of his toast. So this book is also about the loved ones we all lose over time.

Written from the child’s perspective, a little boy goes through the grieving process mosie he wakes up to find his pet mouse died during the night. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

It just felt a little too som At first, I thought this was a really great book. Feb 16, Peacegal rated it really liked it Shelves: What a great book! It deals with the death of a pet mouse, and the boy’s grieving process.


Cute illustrations and realisitic story.

It’s a good way to discuss the death of a pet, or death as a concept for that matter, with younger children. It just felt a little too somber. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

The decoration goodvye the shoebox reminded me of the decoration of a sarcophagus.

Then his parents help him create a tombstone and give him a box to put Mousie in. The book addresses what those of us kousie are left behind deal with. Paperback – 32 pages – Death is inevitable, and everyone has to go through it. She mentions how we sometimes think our loved one will still be here, say when we wake up in the morning, goodbhe he will not be. They allow him work through his feelings in his own way.

He plans for the funeral by painting a picture of himself to put inside the shoebox that will hold Mousie.