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CriticasPreS-K-This tender story tackles a difficult subject in a loving manner. A preschooler wakes up one morning to find his pet mouse has died during the night. His father gently explains what has happened and although the boy's first reaction is anger at the mouse for leaving him, his anger soon turns into inconsolable tears. Ormerod does a superb job of portraying the protagonist's shifting emotions in a series of charcoal and watercolor drawings. The boy's parents lead him through the process of saying farewell by allowing him to plan the mouse's burial. Harris presents an authentic portrayal of a child's myriad emotions in dealing with the death of a loved one. A must-have book for therapists and counselors, as well as for parents needing to guide a child through a period of bereavement.
—Maria Otero-Boisvert, "Criticas"