Friday, January 11, 2013

Hannah the Hedgehog Goes To Heaven

  • Perfect Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161862332X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618623324

Hannah the Hedgehog is Lily's best friend. But Hannah hasn't been feeling well lately. Lily learns that it may be time for her pet to die, but she's grateful for the time she got to spend with Hannah.  This was a heart-warming book about coping with the sadness of death and moving on.  The loss of a pet can often be a child's first real experience with death. It's hard to know how to cope and as a parent, it can be hard to know what to say or how to explain what's going on to a child. On the other side, Hannah was sad to leave her friend, but looking down from heaven, she knows Lily will be okay too!

Moore's new book "Hannah the Hedgehog Goes to Heaven/Lily Loses her Best Friend" is designed to help. It's a flip book! One side is Lily's story and the other side of the book tells the same story from Hannah the Hedgehog's point-of-view, showing how she understands her situation and how much she cares for Lily.  This is a beautiful little book that is full of color and descriptions of the friendship between a little girl and her pet Hedgehog. When Hannah the Hedgehog gets sick and eventually dies, the little girl Lily is trying to understand what is happening and why.

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