Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - I Miss My Pet: A First Look at When a Pet Dies

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Review - I Miss My Pet: A First Look at When a Pet Dies

About the Book
This new title in Barron's A First Look At series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers. Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page How to Use This Book section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. In I Miss My Pet, younger children who lose a beloved puppy, kitten, or other pet are introduced to the idea of death. They are encouraged to understand that sadness is a first important step in the process of emotional healing, after the death of a loved one.

My Take on the Book
If you are a parent, grandparent , or teacher, I feel this is a resource book for you to use when a child in your life loses a pet. It's beautifully written in language even the youngest child will be able to understand.

Pat Thomas included a section at the end of the book called "How To Use this Book" and an additional list of resources. I think you will find these helpful in helping your child with the loss of a pet.

I am going to encourage my family to retain a copy of this book. I hope you will seriously consider this book if you have a pet.

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