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The Bug Cemetery

3.22  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A reassuring look at the cycles of life.
""When I found a dead ladybug one day, my sister, Wilma, buried it for me. She painted a rock to use as a tombstone.""
It doesn't take much to start a bug cemetery-a dead ladybug or inchworm, a pitcher of lemonade, and a few tears for a show of proper respect. But when a beloved pet suddenly dies, funerals are no longer any fun. A b
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by Henry Holt & Company
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Jun 11, 2016 Library rated it did not like it
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A good book for introducing death, mourning and funerals to children. Nonetheless, I do not think the page depicting the cat and the car that killed it was necessary for the story.
Joan Alleyne
Jul 04, 2011 Joan Alleyne rated it really liked it
I liked how the young children were able to be creative about the home going ceremony of the bugs and then their pet and the illustrations are very realistic. This ia a good book to help young readers to understand and deal with the loss of pets and friends. It also helps them to understand that is is ok to be sad but they can remember the happy times and good things about their friend or pet.
May 11, 2008 Anna rated it really liked it
This is a sweet story about two children who create a bug cemetery. They have lots of fun pretending to mourn the dead bugs until their friends cat dies and they realize that funerals aren't fun when they're for someone you love. This is a gentle story that teaches children about loss. It has a happy ending also, so it's not too sad.
Apr 24, 2012 Vivian rated it liked it
Children are very tender when a pet is lost to death, even if that "pet" is a bird that falls out or a tree in the yard. In this story, some enterprising children strike up a business for the lost and the grieving.
Heather Tietz
Apr 06, 2011 Heather Tietz rated it it was amazing
Simply excellent little story for any child dealing with the loss of a pet. The book has a creative idea for helping them cope with their loss.
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