Adios, Ratoncito

Adios, Ratoncito

by Robie H. Harris, Jan Ormerod
     
 

This tender story will help children deal with the pain that comes with the loss of a pet. When a little boy wakes to find that his pet mouse doesn't move, he prefers to think that it is just very tired. Finally, his Dad explains that the mouse has died, and the boy must come to terms with the fact that Mousie is gone forever. See more details below

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Overview

This tender story will help children deal with the pain that comes with the loss of a pet. When a little boy wakes to find that his pet mouse doesn't move, he prefers to think that it is just very tired. Finally, his Dad explains that the mouse has died, and the boy must come to terms with the fact that Mousie is gone forever.

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PreS-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"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930332348
Publisher:
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
1,468,638
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Robie H. Harris has written many award-winning books for children of all ages, including the definitive Family Library about sexuality: IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, IT'S SO AMAZING!, and IT'S NOT THE STORK! She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Michael Emberley is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Family Library. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland.

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