"What do you have," I asked the librarian, "for a three year old who is asking a lot of questions about death?"
She handed me this book. It is wonderfully kind and gentle in dealing with the death of Barney the cat, and how the family (but particularly the little boy) deals with Barney's death.
Thanks, Judith Viorst!
Jim read it to Willa first, while I nursed Henry.
I hope Judith doesn't get mad because I'm posting the innards of her book on my little blog.
Cat angels made me giggle a little.
Jim raised an eyebrow and peeked under the second set of can angels, to reveal...
Hey, Judith: cat death AND "does heaven exist?" all in one book?! Nice job.
Hey, religious zealot: go censor your own books with photocopied cat angels and scotch tape, and leave my public library books alone.