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The day Tiger Rose said goodbye /

by Yolen, Jane; LaMarche, Jim [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: [26] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780375966637; 0375966633; 9780375866630 (trade).Other title: Day Tiger Rose said good-bye.Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Country life -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for childrenSummary: Teaches readers about the death of a pet through a story in which a cat named Tiger Rose, feeling too tired to live, says her final goodbyes to her friends.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Not since The 10th Good Thing About Barney or I'll Always Love You has there been such a peaceful and inspiring book to help children and adults cope with the loss of a pet. The talented multiple-medalist Jane Yolen takes on this difficult subject with her usual grace and poetic sensitivity, focusing not on the death as much as the life in the last day of an older cat named Tiger Rose. Tiger Rose's kitten days are long gone and she's grown too tired to stay, so she says her goodbyes to all the creatures and the joys of her natural world--from the scolding blue jay, to the dog and children she shares her home with, to a chipmunk, startled by her gentleness, to her favorite shady patch under a piney bush. In a final vision, Tiger Rose takes one last leap into the blue sky and becomes one with all--the earth, the air, the sun. . . . This is perhaps the most reassuring book on death available for children.

School Library Journal, August 2011

Booklist starred, July 2011

Teaches readers about the death of a pet through a story in which a cat named Tiger Rose, feeling too tired to live, says her final goodbyes to her friends.

3.6.

K-3 Follett Library Resources.

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Horn Book Review

With her "kitten days" far behind her, Tiger Rose knows "It is time" and silently bids her human family goodbye. Alone, but content, she curls up under a rosebush, "and then she was gone, / now a part of the earth, the air, the sky, the sun-- / and all." Soft, dreamlike illustrations help create the peaceful mood in this poignant story. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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