The Smart Kid's Guide to Losing a Pet

From the Set The Smart Kid's Guide to Everyday Life

Discusses what happens when a pet dies, explores ways to remember a pet, and provides strategies for coping with grief.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 155.9
Lexile 570
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781626873469, 9781631436420
Copyright 2015, 2015
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of The Smart Kid's Guide to Everyday Life from School Library Connection on September 1, 2015

Each title in this series contains four chapters on the subject, with captioned color multicultural photographs spread throughout the book. The back of each book contains a list of Top Ten Things to Know. Some books feature an example to start the first chapter. This series is a good replacement for those old Joy Berry titles (Children’s Press). Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index.

A noteworthy review of The Smart Kid's Guide to Everyday Life from Booklist on October 1, 2014

In what might be the most poignant entry in the Smart Kid’s Guide to Everyday Life series, Petersen takes on the unavoidable—and unavoidably sad—topic of pet death. Beginning with a history lesson (humans befriended wolves about 32,000 years ago), she goes on to explain that, though your pet will be kept healthy with a vet’s help, it will still eventually die—suddenly or over a slow process of weakening. In this case, euthanasia is often ‘the most caring choice for a dear pet.’ Petersen’s language is direct: ‘Your pet dies right afterward . . . The shot does not hurt.’ Much of the book is devoted to the experience of grief—‘a mishmash of feelings’—and memorializing a pet. A sunny design, sober stock photos, and occasional squiggly illustrations help make this a useful, sensitive package.

Illustrator: Ronnie Rooney