Written by Kathleen Long Bostrom Illustrated by Cheri Bladholm Parent helps by R. Scott Stehouwer, PhD.
Losing a beloved pet can be devastating for young children. When Mickey's dog, Scooter, dies, he wants to know, 'Is Scooter in heaven?' With patience, his wise parents help him learn to grieve. Written with sensitivity and candor, this tender story addresses the tough questions young children ask about the death of a pet.
A special section at the end written by R. Scott Stehouwer, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Calvin College and clinical psychologist, provides suggestions for parents and caregivers of hurting children.