When Jim returns to school after his dog Muffins' death, the first graders try to share his loss and ease his pain. But Jim refuses to talk or let anyone come near him. He does not participate in any school activities and mopes about, thinking of his beloved dog. However, on the way home from school, Paul cheers up his friend by offering him a slice of pizza and the chance to talk about his dog. Through tears of joy and sadness, Jim finally opens up and shares a sweet memory of Muffins. Miriam Cohen's book deals sensitively with the effect of a favourite pet's death on a child.
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(229mm x 254mm x 3mm)
Star Bright Books
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Author Biography - Miriam Cohen
Miriam Cohen is an avid champion of the emotional rights of children. Her stories ring true because she spends many hours in classrooms reading, listening and talking to children. Ronald Himler is an award-winning artist who has illustrated over 160 books. His work has also been featured in numerous magazines.