Excerpt from the Amazon Review:
"...When I presented this story to my five-year-olds, then asked them to talk with their buddies about what makes them sad, I heard a great deal of valuable reports. It really opened them up, and everyone benefited by the discussions it activated. In addition the story is charming, has a happy ending, and an adorable dog. How can you lose with that? Use it in the upper grades to generate the same thing and get the students writing about things that really matter to them. I highly recommend this book to all who work with children."