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The Goodbye Book - Helping Your Child Deal With The Loss of a Pet


The goodbye book


THE GOODBYE BOOKby New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr, is an excellent resource for children and families dealing with the loss of a pet. In the book, Todd shares a heartbreaking but hopeful story about saying goodbye to those we love. Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd touches upon the host of emotions children experience, reminding readers that it's okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them. 

  Goodbye book Todd Parr (2) featured Todd Parr’s own personal loss of his pit bull, Bully, and how that loss has shaped his books. 

Parr's pet pit bull, Bully, featured prominently in his books and became an emissary in his mission to communicate with kids.

Children who grew up reading his books have told Parr they would kiss pictures of Bully goodnight. When he tours elementary schools, students ask, "What happened to Bully?"

"I don't want to tell kids that Bully died and make them feel sad," Parr said, "and yet I don't have another answer. Bully died and went to doggy

USA Today reviewed the book and said that the GOODBYE BOOK "will serve kids as a sympathetic friend during trying times."


The book is available on both and 



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It is the only bad thing about our pets.... having to depart with them and so soon, if only our pets could live for 50-60 years at least....


It's realy helpful, thanks a lot. Great idea!


I read this book with my daughter and also bought a small gold memorial urn at for her to wear, with a bit of ashes from her beloved Whiskers. The two gestures went a long way in helping her heal.

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A brilliant idea to help children through those rough times


Thank you for this. It is a wonderful idea. We just lost our 14 year old Husky and our son is very upset. I am going to buy this for him. I really hope it will help

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