Friday, February 27, 2009

Book Review

When Your Pet Dies
Author: Victoria Ryan and R.W. Alley
December 2003
Elf- Help Book for kids

What do you say when your family pet dies? How do you help your child to understand?

The loss of the family pet may be the first exposure a child has to death, pain, and loss. It may be your best opportunity to discuss your family values and beliefs regarding death and dying with your child.

When Your Pet Dies is a good place to start. It is an easy to understand text with cartoon type illustrations that can easily be read aloud with your child. Older children can read the text alone and ask questions or discuss feelings about loss with an adult later.

The book is part of the Elf-book Help Series for Kids. These books are written to assist parents and kids in dealing with serious issues of death, dying, and loss. They can be found at your local bookstores, online at or by clicking on the Primitive spirt resources link on this blog or at your local library.

Check it out.

1 comment:

Carma's Window said...

A few weeks ago both of my dogs died about 3 days apart. One lab and one Pomeranian. My grandchildren were attached to my lab and took the loss very hard. I wish I had known about this book then. The