When a Pet Dies
By Fred Rogers, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988
In this useful book from the First Experience series, the affable star of Mister Rogers Neighborhood helps children share feelings of the loss of a pet while offering reassurance that grieving is a natural, healing thing to do. “A sensitive and sensible first book about death,” according to The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. “Filled with warmth and reassurance,…When a Pet Dies assures youngsters that no matter how badly they feel when they lose a pet, in time their hurt will ease, and they will be able to remember with fondness the happiness they shared,”said a Booklist review.
Fred Rogers and Jim Judkis live in Pittsburgh, PA.