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Reviewed by Melinda Facal for Readers' Favorite
Forget Me Not is a beautiful and poignant children’s book by Carolyn O’Boyle and Lucy McLouglin. This touching story respectfully and lovingly addresses the loss of a beloved pet. Rose and her dog Dotty were always inseparable and shared many adventures together. The loss of Dotty is difficult, but Rose learns how special her time with Dotty was. Told in rhyme and filled with charming and detailed illustrations, this story offers tangible ways for children to cope with grief and loss. Thought-provoking questions at the end of the story offer positive and gentle guidance for children as they process the challenging emotion of grief. This heartwarming book deals with grief in a caring manner and will leave readers feeling hopeful.
The loss of a pet is never easy. Forget Me Not shares a tender and compassionate story that offers encouragement to children and their families as they cope with grief. Many young readers will relate to the sadness and confusion that Rose experiences after losing her faithful companion Dotty. The warm illustrations beautifully convey the wide range of emotions that Rose and those going through the grieving process experience. The honest depiction of Rose’s feelings will be extremely helpful for young children to understand that the strong emotions experienced after a loss are normal. The insightful questions included are sure to prompt discussions about constructive and healing ways to deal with loss. This uplifting book by Carolyn O'Boyle and Lucy McLouglin will provide comfort and solace to children who have lost a precious pet.