When You Have to Say Goodbye:Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet

by Monica Mansfield

Bella is proud to bring you this important and touching book from our sister publisher – Beanpole Books.

Fully illustrated color hardcover.

A child’s bond with a beloved animal is a powerful one. The loss of a pet due to illness or trauma can be a troubling time in a child’s life. When You Have to Say Goodbye: Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet gently describes the why’s surrounding end-of-life issues with animals and details valuable ways for children to move through this experience in a positive fashion. Written by veterinarian Dr. Monica Mansfield, the book’s compassionate wording is brought to life by the poignant yet charming artwork of Lennie Peterson. The loving bonds between children, their animals, and family are illustrated throughout.

While written with young family members in mind, this book is certain to touch the heart of adults as well.

“This is a terrific children’s book and resource for both parents and kids, to help them navigate through the difficult, yet normal feelings regarding pet loss! Definitely a worthwhile read!”
– Dr. Robi Ludwig
Psychotherapist and National TV Commentator

“I am glad to know there are books like When You Have to Say Goodbye: Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet, that help kids understand the process of grieving for these family members. It’s an important book.”
– Sarah C.
The Daily Pretzel

“This book belongs in every veterinary practice, library and school system in the country. A child’s love for a pet lasts a lifetime. This book is instrumental in helping navigate a very difficult period in a child’s life.”
– Sue Curtis, Executive Director
Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association



Genre Children Picture Book
Publication Date September 1, 2011
Publisher Beanpole Books
ISBN 9780983103219

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