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When Aunt Mattie got her wings

by Mathers, Petra,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E MAT
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F MATHERS 2014 CRAFTON 10/14
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Summary
Lottie the Chicken deals with the loss of Aunt Mattie in this gently sad and sweetly funny picture book that explores the death of a loved one, in the tradition of Judith Viorst's The Tenth Good Thing about Barney .

Aunt Mattie has died. But before she went, she got to say good-bye to Lottie. Then she got to follow a light to a bustling gate. (A gate that sounded a lot like a busy airport!) And there she found a crew of friends who were waiting to take off with her on a new journey.

Will Lottie and Herbie be able to overcome their sadness? They will, with time, and by taking a journey of their own--a journey filled with a little heartache, a lot of happiness, and a batch of Aunt Mattie's favorite peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. (With bananas, of course!)
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* There are many books about death for children, but this one, in both tone and tale, is unique. Lottie the hen phones her friend Herbie the duck when she learns that 99-year-old Aunt Mattie is very ill. Herbie gets it. You mean it's like her motor is all worn out. On the bus ride into town, Lottie thinks about the fun the three of them have had, especially taking the motorboat out to Pudding Rock. Once in the hospital, Lottie must adjust to what's going on as she watches her aunt breath heavily and realizes that they are spending their last moments together. Then Aunt Mattie is gone. Although Herbie fears the tunnel traffic, he has braved it to be with Lottie, and he is at her side when she says, I am so sad. Herbie reminds her, We are together. Later, at Auntie's home, Lottie finds a letter from her that helps a little, and later Lottie and Herbie go to Pudding Rock and scatter her ashes. Both funny and wise, this covers the many moments that make up a death: the memories, the sadness, and the solace. Mathers' small, squared watercolor art is simple yet touched with whimsy (in one scene, Aunt Mattie gets ready for takeoff with friends greeting her at a plane), while the text knowingly captures the feelings of the bereaved: Maybe our hearts ache because Aunt Mattie is moving in.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Best friends Lottie the chicken and Herbie the duck from Lottie's New Beach Towel and its sequels face the death of Lottie's Aunt Mattie. Their sorrow is palpable, yet the story requires familiarity with Mathers's characters. When Herbie learns that Mattie is ailing, he protests that she is a nurse. "She isn't sick; she's ninety-nine years old," Lottie replies. "You mean it's like her motor is all worn out?" Herbie asks, his metaphor complicating the information about nursing and old age. Lottie hurries to the hospital and finds Mattie gazing out the window at a billboard picturing a passenger jet; after a bit of conversation, Mattie closes her eyes peacefully. A wordless page pictures a group of birds welcoming Mattie to a plane labeled "Out of This World Airlines"-the source of the book's euphemistic title. Mathers's landscape layout moves the action ahead in placid, thoughtful, comics-style panels; Herbie arrives to comfort Lottie, and the friends celebrate Mattie's life and scatter her ashes. Heartfelt though it is, this tale muddles the common experience of grief with distracting extraneous details. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Chickens -- Juvenile fiction.
Ducks -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Chickens -- Fiction.
Ducks -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 27 cm
ISBN 9781481410441
148141044X
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