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Saying Goodbye to Lulu Paperback – September 1, 2009
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LuLu eventually dies and the girl's mother tells her the sad news. The girl goes through the usual and expected grieving states of sadness and anger. Her father tells her that she can pick out another dog, but the girl insists that LuLu in her healthier days is the only dog she wants.
Like the boy in I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, the family buries LuLu in their back yard. To honor the dog's memory, they plant a cherry tree over her grave. It is then when that tree is in blossom that the girl can finally say goodbye and fully accept the death of her beloved dog. She even gets a new puppy.
This is a very moving and wonderful book that might even make you cry. It was especially poignant for me because as a child I had a terrier mix who looked a lot like LuLu and I was quite sad when she became old and infirm and died. She was a wonderful dog.
This is a book that will help ALL ages move through and recognize the grieving process. Excellent books like this and I'll Always Love You, Old Dog and the Christmas Wish, ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this after we had to put our dog Smeller down :(
It was mostly decent but I don't really like how the moral is kind of like "Well, your dog died but we'll get... Read more
One of the best books ever for discussing the death of a loved one with a young child.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a child psychologist and mother, I highly recommend this book. Our beloved cat just passed away unexpectedly, and I worried about how to explain the concept of death to my... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Angela Curry
Our vet let us borrow this book after we said goodbye to our old dog, and after reading it together, I knew we needed a copy of our own. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jess
Bought this for my daughters (and myself) when we lost our 13 year old dog. We were prepared, had a long time getting used to the idea of death and talked openly about it with them... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shapal
If you're the parent of a kid AND a dog, you're not going to get through this without crying. You won't. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dione Basseri
I bought this as we were preparing to put our own dog to sleep - it has been wonderful to read with my daughter. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ali F