It Must Hurt A Lot
A child’s book about death
And we are back with another helpful book from our long time favorite author Doris Sanford.
This time Doris takes up the cause of explaining death. Joshua had a puppy named Muffin and the neighbors backed over the dog with the car. Of course, Joshua was upset. He didn’t eat and couldn’t concentrate on school. Everyone was upset. Joshua’s friend Tim had a grandmother that died. Joshua understood all of Tim’s problems. Now he thinks about Muffin every day and has nothing but good memories.
Again, the dumb non-story is my gripe. However, if we are grading Doris’ previous books, this is probably the least awful of her bibliography. Maybe since there are less creepy illustrations contained in this particular title it is less problematic. (Just an idea I am kicking around.)