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Saying Goodbye to Lulu

By Corinne Demas (Trade Paperback, 2009)
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope for, but when she grows older and gradually becomes weak, the little girl must face the sad possibility of losing her dear friend, and inevitably, cope with the death of her canine companion. Though she is deeply saddened by Lulu's passing and misses her very much, over time the little girl discovers that the sweet memory of her beloved Lulu will live on forever... in her heart.

With realistic, hopeful illustrations by Ard Hoyt, this tender tale offers an accessible lens to young children learning to understand and cope with the mixed emotions that come with the loss of a loved one.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316047494

    • On Sale Date: 09/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope for, but when she grows older and gradually becomes weak, the little girl must face the sad possibility of losing her dear friend, and inevitably, cope with the death of her canine companion. Though she is deeply saddened by Lulu's passing and misses her very much, over time the little girl discovers that the sweet memory of her beloved Lulu will live on forever... in her heart.

With realistic, hopeful illustrations by Ard Hoyt, this tender tale offers an accessible lens to young children learning to understand and cope with the mixed emotions that come with the loss of a loved one.

Corinne Demas always wanted a dog when she was a child, but the New York City apartment building where she grew up didn't allow them. Since then, she's had three dogs: Melly, Suba, and Argos. She is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and adults. Her most recent picture book is Always In Trouble. Demas lives with her family in Massachusetts and is a professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. Her Web site is www.corinnedemas.com.

Ard Hoyt has illustrated several books for children, including I'm a Manatee, by John Lithgow. He is the proud owner of a mutt named Lickerish, and lives with his wife and three children in Arkansas.
  • Praise for Saying Goodbye to Lulu:
    "Rendered in watercolor, colored pencil and pen-and-ink and featuring a pastel-dominated palette, Hoyt's lively, homespun art nimbly conveys the range of emotions that run through this comforting story." - Publishers Weekly

    "Memories of the past and hope for the future bring a bittersweet conclusion to this straightforward and affecting story." - School Library Journal

    "Hoyt's perceptive illustrations... help create convincing personalities for both Lulu and the little girl and add a timeless, cozy quality that contributes to the story's reassuring tone." - Kirkus 

     "This gentle book is a truthful and tender exploration of a child's experience of a pet's decline and death, eloquently acknowledging both the pain of the loss and the possibility of consolation."- Judith Viorst, author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

  • Praise for Ard Hoyt:
    I'm a Manatee
    "Hoyt's pencil-and-watercolor art possesses graceful, fluid lines. . . . [He] wittily extends the story, too, adding playful elements." - PW
     
    One Dog Canoe
    "The hilariously exaggerated facial expressions on the animals are the highlight of Hoyt's softly colored illustrations." - Booklist

    "The watercolor illustrations give the animals lots of personality [and] will surely elicit giggles."
    - School Library Journal

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 10" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316047494
  • On Sale Date: 09/01/2009