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They're Part of the Family is an interactive children's book which addresses the many feelings a child may have associated with the death of a pet. There are three stories - about a cat, dog, and fish - that children can relate to. The child will learn about some of the things they can do to cope when an animal member of the family dies
Dragonfly Publishing Company
pet loss, grief, death, human-animal relationships
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Carney, Karen L., "They're Part of the Family: Barklay and Eve talk to children about pet loss." (2001). Human Services Book Gallery. Book 4.