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 heartwarming memories, which helps Riley to have the strength to let Jasper go, in a compassionate story of love and loss that captures the special bond shared by a boy and his best friend. Jr Lib Guild.

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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: Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, 2002
ISBN: 9781550749571
1550749579
Characteristics: [30] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Janet - 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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