Author: Judith E. Greenberg and Helen H. Carey
Type or emotional/crisis issue(s) addressed: Death
Year of Publication: 1986
Publisher & Location: Franklin Watts New York
Target Age Level: Elementary
# of Pages: 32
Quality of Illustrations: Old Black and white pictures
Bill is scared when his dog Sunny gets sick, but after her death a new puppy helps him stop grieving.
Personal Comments/Biases, and/or Things to Consider When Using This Book With Children:
The book is not adequate for a school curriculum on death. It does not enlighten children about the joys of pets, nor does it help to deal with death. It just notes death as a sad event. The book is simplistic, cool, and poorly written, reading like a "Dick and Jane" reader. It just basicly tells kids to move on and get a new dog.
Have kids draw picture of their favorite things they liked to do with their pets.