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Being Brave for Bailey Corey Gut

Being Brave for Bailey

Corey Gut

Published
ISBN : 9781480807204
Hardcover
40 pages
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 About the Book 

Bailey is a wonderful dog who has been a great companion to his family, including the littlest members. But as Bailey grows old and sick, his tail barely wags, he refuses to play, and he seems sad. Baileys veterinarian tells the family that since heMoreBailey is a wonderful dog who has been a great companion to his family, including the littlest members. But as Bailey grows old and sick, his tail barely wags, he refuses to play, and he seems sad. Baileys veterinarian tells the family that since he is suffering, its time to do what is best for him, and now they must say goodbye.As the children learn that it is okay to cry and remember the good times they have had with their pet, they are gently guided through the process of euthanasia and pet loss.Being Brave for Bailey provides loving guidance, gentle support, and practical tools that help children understand and accept the death of a beloved pet.This book is written in such a beautiful way that I would challenge any animal lover to read this without a strong emotional response. Being Brave for Bailey intimately captures the unconditional love of a child and their dog and the final selfless act of bravery.--Lyn Kostus, elementary teacherMany children are deeply affected by the loss of a pet, and Being Brave for Bailey is a wonderful conversation starter into a difficult, yet necessary discussion. This is a heartwarming and loving book that I will use with my students, clients, and my own children.--Julie Reynolds, LPC, NCC, elementary counselorBeing Brave for Bailey ... not only tugs at the heartstrings for those who have already lost a dog- it also provides tools for coping when the time comes to make tough decisions. Having a familys strength and support during a dogs last days is the best way to give back all that they have added to a family. Being Brave for Bailey will surely set the stage for important family conversations during a confusing and emotional time.--Janice Pollard, copywriter, content and literary editor