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The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (1971)

by Judith Viorst

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Barney was a great cat. He has died and his little boy is very sad. His mother suggests that he think of 10 good things about Barney to share at his funeral but he can only think of 9. That is until he helps his father in the garden. There he discovers the 10th good thing about Barney and begins to understand the cycle of life. Heartbreaking yet hopeful and illuminating for children dealing with pet loss or wanting to understand the feelings of others experiencing grief. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
Barney was a great cat. He has died and his little boy is very sad. His mother suggests that he think of 10 good things about Barney to share at his funeral but he can only think of 9. That is until he helps his father in the garden. There he discovers the 10th good thing about Barney and begins to understand the cycle of life. Heartbreaking yet hopeful and illuminating for children dealing with pet loss or wanting to understand the feelings of others experiencing grief. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
Barney was a great cat. He has died and his little boy is very sad. His mother suggests that he think of 10 good things about Barney to share at his funeral but he can only think of 9. That is until he helps his father in the garden. There he discovers the 10th good thing about Barney and begins to understand the cycle of life. Heartbreaking yet hopeful and illuminating for children dealing with pet loss or wanting to understand the feelings of others experiencing grief. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
Barney was a great cat. He has died and his little boy is very sad. His mother suggests that he think of 10 good things about Barney to share at his funeral but he can only think of 9. That is until he helps his father in the garden. There he discovers the 10th good thing about Barney and begins to understand the cycle of life. Heartbreaking yet hopeful and illuminating for children dealing with pet loss or wanting to understand the feelings of others experiencing grief. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
The story was okay, but I could see how it would be good for a young child who has lost a pet or even a human loved one. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
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A young boy’s cat dies and his parents suggest that he could think of ten good things about Barney to tell at the funeral. But he can only think of nine, until he talks to his Father about what happens to someone after they have died, and he discovers the tenth. A carefully written book with black and white pictures, that sensitively deals with death and lets the reader make his or her own decisions about what happens after the funeral.
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My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them...

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.

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In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat.

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