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Good-bye, Fish by Judith Koppens
I received two new titles from the Clavis toddler line Animal Square, and the one that stood out was Good-bye, Fish because trying to explain the loss of a pet can be difficult especially to younger children. This book is geared for children ages 3-5.
When Fish will not get up to play, Kitty and her friends all try different ways to try and get Fish moving. When Giraffe comes along, he knows that Fish has died, and helps Kitty find a nice spot in the garden and talks about how all the animals can come visit Fish everyday. Until one day when a flower grows in the same spot as Fish with a bright orange color. All the friends are excited that Fish will always be with them now.
Also available from Clavis toddler is The Seesaw by Judith Koppens.
When Giraffe heads to the park, he really wants to play on the seesaw with this friends. But when Mouse, Monkey and Dog each take turns, they find that Giraffe is too big to play on the seesaw with them. Find out how teamwork among friends get’s Giraffe up off the ground and playing on the seesaw.