Jasper's Day

Jasper's Day

Book - 2002
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When his dog Jasper becomes very ill with cancer, Riley, along with his family, celebrates Jasper's life by sharing heatworming memories, which help Riley to have the strength to let Jasper go
Publisher: Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781550749571
1550749579
Branch Call Number: PIC Par
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Janet 1962-- Illustrator

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beckylunatic
Nov 13, 2010

Of particular note in Jasper's Day is the author's deft handling of the concept of euthanasia or having a pet "put to sleep". Most children's stories about pet death revolve around the pet getting old and sick and dying naturally, which doesn't reflect that pet owners often have to make a difficult decision about their own loss and their friend's suffering. This is an excellent book for families facing that choice to share, perhaps to help them create a special day for their own old friend.

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Ann Langone Oct 07, 2011

A family's dog, who is close to death by cancer, is celebrated and remembered in one special day.

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