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Monday, January 22, 2007

A Very Special Message from Bart

I'm sure to go to hell for this one but I couldn't stop myself.Bart, a lovable terrier, misses his owner Charlie, who has just died. But Bart's grief is complicated by the silence that surrounds Charlie's death. Sad and puzzled, Bart gradually comes to understand that Charlie has committed suicide.

Bart has written a book for children age 4-12.Bart gives children an opportunity to explore suicide openly--to resolve their grief by breaking through the barriers of shame and secrecy that typically cloud this subject. Following Bart in the days after Charlie's suicide, children learn to separate the person from the way he or she died. Workbook exercises dispel myths about suicide, provide age-appropriate facts and explanations, and show children how to express their feelings and focus on positive memories.

Oh did I mention there is a Bart Puppet?


Blogger Adam said...

So, he's not that dog on the cover?

8:25 PM  
Blogger Monticore said...

No he is the dog on the cover.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Oh, so they just made a puppet that looks like the dog to supplement?

12:04 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

I was just thinking about Kermit doing suicide counseling. We'll have to have Nick do an impression of that one.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Monticore said...

Well that you mention it the book says he is a terrier and the pupet doesn't look much like Bart and his picture doesn't look like a terrier.

12:38 PM  

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