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The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (1971)

by Judith Viorst

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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 |
this story talks about a boy who just lost his best friend, a dog names barney. he talks about the ten best things about barney. it was realistic fiction ages 4-6
  SarahNicole91 | Jun 8, 2015 |
this book is about a boy who is dealing with the loss of his family pet, his dog Barney. This would be an excellent book for any child that has lost a pet recently or has had a pet die and might need help coping with the loss
ages 5-7
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  bethjones | Jun 2, 2015 |
This book was about a boy's dog who had just died. It was realistic fiction. It talked about ten good things about the dog when he was still alive. It was a way for the boy to process the death of his dog, and remember the good things about him. At the end, the mother and the boy are trying to think of a tenth good thing, and they realize that Barney can help the flowers grow where he was buried. ( )
  NatalieCJones | Apr 12, 2015 |
A boy struggles to come up with ten good things about his beloved pet, Barney., who has passed away.
Ages: 4-9
Source: Puyallup Public LIbrary
  amandapanda613 | Dec 6, 2014 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689712030, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:22 -0400)

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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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