When A Pet Dies (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

When A Pet Dies (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Fred Rogers
     
 

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Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies.

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Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
Anyone who has ever watched a "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" episode can predict what kind of story will be found between the covers of this paperback book. This title in Fred Rogers' "First Experiences" series is a wonderful jumping-off point for a parent or other caregiver to discuss the touchy subject of death. Using the death of a family pet as a touchstone, the book explores the feelings that are common to children-and indeed adults-as they move through the grieving process. The text is full of warmth and reassurance without falling into sentimentality or sidestepping the issue. Accompanying photographs focus on a young boy who has lost his dog, and a young girl who has lost her cat. The photography adds an emotional sub-text to Rodgers' calm narrative, and illustrates amply how friends and family can help in the healing process. This is a wonderful introduction to a difficult subject: a sensible and sensitive first book about death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613900317
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Sales rank:
638,538
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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When a Pet Dies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is an excellent book for children and adults as well when dealing with the death of a pet. However, I'm disappointed with the service from Barnes and Noble when ordering this book shortly after the death of our pet. We were asked to provide an email for notification when the book arrived and were told it would be about a week. We got emails alright.. for coupon offers and specials and other advertising and even this one to provide a review of the book we "purchased." Unfortunately, we NEVER received the email telling us this book was in stock to us to purchase. It's been nearly two months since we placed the order/request. Oh the wonders of "automation." We will likely still purchase this book for future issues or to share with friends. My "review" is based on past knowledge of this book and Fred Rogers reputation for communicating with children about difficult situations.