Saying Goodbye to Lulu

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
27 Reviews
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope for, but when she grows older and gradually becomes weak, the little girl must face the sad possibility of losing her dear friend, and inevitably, cope with the death of her canine companion. Though she is deeply saddened by Lulu's passing and misses her very much, over time the little girl discovers that the sweet memory of her beloved Lulu will live on forever... in her heart.

With realistic, hopeful illustrations by Ard Hoyt, this tender tale offers an accessible lens to young children learning to understand and cope with the mixed emotions that come with the loss of a loved one.

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User Review  - voeghtlyam - LibraryThing

This story describes a young girl and the death of her dog due to an illness. It describes the grieving process she goes through all the way to her feeling able to finally get a new dog. I would recommend this story to children 4-6 Source: ECE Library Read full review

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User Review  - RJ Kottke - Goodreads

I love this book. So well done- the story and the pictures convey so much emotion. I cried the first time I read it. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Corinne Demas always wanted a dog when she was a child, but the New York City apartment building where she grew up didn't allow them. Since then, she's had three dogs: Melly, Suba, and Argos. She is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and adults. Her most recent picture book is Always In Trouble. Demas lives with her family in Massachusetts and is a professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. Her Web site is

Ard Hoyt has illustrated several books for children, including I'm a Manatee, by John Lithgow. He is the proud owner of a mutt named Lickerish, and lives with his wife and three children in Arkansas.

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