Henry Says Good-bye: When You Are Sad (Good News for Little Hearts Series)

by Edward T. Welch

Other authorsJoe Hox (Illustrator), Joe Hox (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2019


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Due 4 May 2024

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New Growth Press (2019), 32 pages


Henry Hedgehog loves his pet lady bug and carries her to school every day in his backpack. But one day he notices her spots are fading and leaves her home for his mother to look after. He is very sad when he comes home from school and finds out she has died.

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LibraryThing member alekee
We all have times in our lives that we lose a loved one, including pets, this is a great Christian children’s book to share.
Remembering happy times, also sharing with others our grief, and ending with helpful scripture, a book to share with our little ones.
I am thankful that this resource is
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available and this one is beautifully presented with illustrations that draw the child’s eyes, and a message that is aimed at three to eight year olds.
I also loved that there are pocket bible verses to cut out at the back of the book.
A book that can be gifted at the right time to that special child in your life!

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LibraryThing member BeautyintheBinding
Henry Says Good-Bye addresses the sad situation of losing one’s beloved pet. As the story progresses, Henry goes through different emotional states and his father helps him process the grief. He learns to remember, to talk about his feelings, and to find comfort in his Heavenly Father who is
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presented as close to the brokenhearted and sensitive to one’s pain.

The illustrations in Henry Says Good-Bye are beautiful and the narrative held both of my daughters’ attention. They liked finding characters from other books in the Good News for Little Hearts series. My oldest daughter said her favorite part when Henry was recalling the time that Lila (his pet ladybug) escaped from his backpack during math. It’s a sweet taste of humor within the story of Henry’s sadness and it stood out to my daughter.

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Physical description

8.8 x 8.7 inches


1948130785 / 9781948130783

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