Thursday, January 3, 2013
Saying Goodbye to Lulu, by Corinne Demas
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night.
Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope for, but when she grows older and gradually becomes weak, the little girl must face the sad possibility of losing her dear friend, and inevitably, cope with the death of her canine companion.
Though she is deeply saddened by Lulu's passing and misses her very much, over time the little girl discovers that the sweet memory of her beloved Lulu will live on forever... in her heart.
This book really helped my husband and me to explain the death of our dog to our two young kids. We were at a complete loss as to how to explain the concept of death without scaring (or scarring!) them.
It's a sad book, so don't be surprised if you end up crying. I sobbed big ugly tears.
My only problem with the book is when they get a new dog a few months later. Not because it's a bad decision, but because my kids have been hounding (no pun intended) us for a new dog ever since.