Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Book - 2004
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When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2004
ISBN: 9780316702782
0316702781
Branch Call Number: jE Parenting DEMAS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoyt, Ard - Illustrator

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Realistically depicts the range of emotions experienced in processing the decline and death of a pet.


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This book was so good, it tells us what it's like whether we lost either the first pet or the next one. I lost Dakota back in October 2015, yet we're not sure if my other dog Zellie or my aunt's dog Roxie would pass on sooner or later. After Zellie, my parents won't get another pet compared to the narrator's parents on the contrary with Lulu. I seriously wanted cats so badly, even though they're not allowed in the house with Mom there because she's allergic. The author grew up without the dogs until the profile claimed she had three of them now back in 2004 - the time when it was first published. The lesson to teach all of you in this book is you have to let go of the past (as in should the old beloved be forgotten and never mentioned unless there's some special dedication landmark like a tree) and accept the natural meaning of life, death, and rebirth of pets. It's like a children's version of A Dog's Purpose. The illustrations cover and in-text from start to finish was just so wonderful, its style somehow was familiar to The Chronicles of Life and Death music video except the shading tone was brighter than you think. The writing was so simply excellent, it was so easy for children to follow along the plot out loud whether with someone (age 2-5) and on your own by self (grades k-2). If you've read/seen Marley and Me for at least once or if some pet's gonna die, I highly recommend to check out for the kiddos. All in all, ultimately a two thumbs up!

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