The tenth good thing about Barney

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Atheneum, Jul 1, 1971 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 25 pages
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Barney was a cat. He died last Friday. And everyone was sad.

They did what most people do when a cat they like dies. They had a funeral. And then they tried to think of good things about him. They wanted to remember him as he was; and they thought about some other things, too.

Whenever a cat dies, or a dog, or a bird, or any friend, it can be a little like this story about Barney. since dying is as usual as living, it's good to know about him.

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User Review  - KEFeeney - LibraryThing

Barney was a great cat. He has died and his little boy is very sad. His mother suggests that he think of 10 good things about Barney to share at his funeral but he can only think of 9. That is until ... Read full review

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User Review  - SarahNicole91 - LibraryThing

this story talks about a boy who just lost his best friend, a dog names barney. he talks about the ten best things about barney. it was realistic fiction ages 4-6 Read full review


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About the author (1971)

Judith Viorst has been writing for the ten years that she has been married, with a lot of helpful encouragement from her husband and three sons. She loves children's books and tries to write books her own children will like. Her husband, too, is a free-lance writer, and he also works at home. As one of their children once explained, "My father is a typewriter, and I think my mother is too.

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