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Goodbye Comet Created by Hannah Davison, Flicka Williams and Marco Palmieri.

February 22, 2020 Comments off

cometGoodbye Comet Created by Hannah Davison, Flicka Williams and Marco Palmieri. Pub. Human Beans Press, 2020.

Dealing with death of a parent, a sibling a friend or a pet is hard on everybody but for children it is a new experience that they have to learn about. This is the purpose of this excellent picture book for juniors , primary and intermediate level children.

Comet is a live wire cheeky cockatoo with a black beak and yellow head feathers. When Perry and his friend Bob play pirate and explorer games in their tree house Comet fits in beautifully. Even at night  Comet sticks around to watch the heavens.

Then one day Comet gets up no more. Bob and Perry are distraught. With parental assistance they bury him with dignity and the tears flow.

How do they get over Comet’s death? Read it and find out and know well that the advice is superb. In the back there are 12 points for adults to consider to help in this big moment in Bob and Perry’s lives.

The illustrations are on the nail. Bright eyed innocent children, a cheeky cockatoo and parents who are there but not intrusive.

Part of a series on hard emotions children have to deal with.