This new title in Barron's "A First Look At" series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers. Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page "How to Use This Book" section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. In " I Miss My Pet, " younger children who lose a beloved puppy, kitten, or other pet are introduced to the idea of death. They are encouraged to understand that sadness is a first important step in the process of emotional healing, after the death of a loved one.
I Miss My Pet: A First Look at When a Pet Dies
By Pat Thomas (Author), Lesley Harker (Illustrator)
Paperback: 32 pages
Books in the popular and growing A First Look At series speak directly to preschool and early-grades kids, encouraging them to explore their feelings and talk to trusted elders about things that bother them. These titles also give them a start in developing basic social skills, as well as explain things that might otherwise make kids anxious. The books are filled with child-friendly color illustrations and easy-to-understand text. Children are shown that school is an important place where they learn about the world outside their family, and where they begin to discover the joy of encountering new things, meeting new people, and having new experiences.
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