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by Judith Viorst

eBook The tenth good thing about Barney download ISBN: 068970416X
Author: Judith Viorst
Publisher: Aladdin Books (1987)
Language: English
Pages: 25
ePub: 1994 kb
Fb2: 1811 kb
Rating: 4.4
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The Tenth Good Thing Abou. Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety. Erik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen.

Judith Viorst: Judith was born February 2, 1931. She is perhaps best known for her children’s literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, and the Alexander series of short picture books which includes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She is a 1952 graduate of the Newark College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.

Illustrated by Erik Blegvad. My cat Barney died this Friday. But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking with his father, he discovers the tenth - and begins to understand. Photograph by Debbie Wager.

by Judith Viorst& A guide for parents, teachers, and group leaders to accompany the reading of this picture book. ASK: The boy says that the tenth good thing about Barney is that he is helping the flowers grow. Do you think that’s a pretty nice job for a cat, as he says? Why?

by Judith Viorst& A guide for parents, teachers, and group leaders to accompany the reading of this picture book. The guide below provides before, during, and after-reading discussion questions. Choose from activities and discussion questions to build children's understanding of generosity, community, and service to others. Do you think that’s a pretty nice job for a cat, as he says? Why? SHOW: Look at the picture of Barney at the end of the book. What kind of cat do you think Barney was? Was he: naughty, frisky, cheerful, mean, sad?

Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children an. .

Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Erik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen

This book follows the life of a little boy after his cat, Barney, dies. The message of this book is that even out of sad times, beautiful things/memories can be born.

This book follows the life of a little boy after his cat, Barney, dies. He is very upset over Barney’s death, so to help with the loss the boy is experiencing, his mother holds a funeral for the cat. At the funeral the little boy’s friend Annie says that Barney is not buried in the ground, but rather he is in heaven. The little boy does not believe this is true and continues to grieve by not sleeping, eating, or really doing much of anything. In the following days, the father asks the boy to help him plant flowers in the family garden.

After the funeral, the boy and his sister argue about whether Barney is in heaven or in the ground. Father says, ""We don't know too much about heaven. We can't be absolutely sure that it's there. A little boy's cat dies and the child is ""very sa. "

Judith Viorst has written a lovely and touching look at death from the perspective of a child. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. The Tenth Good thing about Barney was such a wonderful book, when I was Little

Judith Viorst has written a lovely and touching look at death from the perspective of a child. Though dealing with the death of a pet, it helps children deal with the reality of any death. I can't read it out loud without crying myself; but then, children need to know we feel sad sometimes, too, and it's okay. This book does not have religious overtones, so it can be used by families with all different sets of beliefs. The Tenth Good thing about Barney was such a wonderful book, when I was Little. I used to have the tape of it. Barney was a cat and he died last friday.

In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat.
Comments: (7)
Zacki
Well written story. Contrary to what another reviewer said, I believe that it can be used to talk with children about death & dying for people as well as pets. We used it for the children's time in both of our churches. It's very honest in its admission that we don't know too much about what heaven is like & doesn't answer whether our beloved pets are in heaven or not. We used it as an occasion to talk about two things. First, that while the loss of a pet may seem like a small thing to many, nothing is too small for us to grieve. Second, that as much as we might love those whom we have lost, we can be assured that God loves them even more & that we can trust them into God's care.
Kelenn
I love Juith Viorst's funny books, about the frustrations of being a kid. But I treasure this one, about death.

A beloved cat dies, and it's sad. The viewpoint character is a little kid, and it is tough for the kid to understand how to handle grief (I am honestly not sure about the gender of the child, nor does it matter). Mom suggests that the kid make a list of all the things that made Barney the cat special. Both parents are clear that it's ok to be sad, that the loss is real and that they are grieving, too.

The kid and a friend bandy around ideas about what happens when a cat dies, and Dad rejects the idea that anyone knows what happens to the soul, but we do know what happens to the body.

A lot of reviews I've seen are very negative about the "areligious" aspect of talking about decomposition, and not Heaven, but I think it is a comfort, at least it was for the very tangible minds of my young children.

We don't know what happens to the soul, if any, after death, but we are pretty clear on what happens to bodies. This is a book about the acceptability of grief, and the consolation of good coming from hard things.
Kata
When my daughter was very young we read many Judith Viorst books from our local library. One day we borrowed this one without realizing what the topic was. At the time we had 3 cats at home and it happened that one did die a few months after that. We re-read this book many times. It was so helpful and comforting when that sad time came. I can't tell you how many times I have recommended it to families with young children, the copy I bought in 2012 is waiting for my grandson when the need arises. Any family with pets needs to be prepared to help them cope with the death of their beloved companions.
Xinetan
We recently lost our family pet. Before we put him down, we got this book for our girls after a recommendation from a friend. We read it with them and it allowed us the opportunity to gently approach the subject of his inevitable passing in a way that they could understand and cope with. After reading it, they made their own list of "The Ten Good Things About Peyton". We read them as a family and cried about losing him, but we wouldn't have done that without this wonderful book. If your child is losing or has lost a pet, this is the book they should have!
jorik
Someone gave me this book when I was 10 yrs old and we lost our family dog. Last week, we had to put down our dog that we've had for 12+ yrs and while I still have my copy of this book, I couldn't find it so I was thrilled to find that it's still available. I think it's really well written and it balances the concept of grief (allowing tears, feeling sad) with focusing on the good things about the lost pet to help nurture positive memories. I'm very glad this book is still available as I still have very fond (for lack of a better word) memories of reading this book as a child and having it help me through my first experience with death.
Malakelv
The most sweetest book I have ever read about losing a pet/animal. I lost my big Main Coon cat in a fire & never got to say 'good-bye'. This story gave me comfort & an idea on how to honor my Minnie! A must have book for any child or adult who's lost a pet!!! Great price & fast delivery :)
Phenade
Have purchased this sweet book dozens of times over the years. This last one was for a little girl who lost her first pet suddenly when a car ran it over. It is so hard. She said the book helped.
This classic is helping our granddaughter deal with the loss of our 20 year old kitty and I am so very grateful! Such a precious book!