Lily is a dog. She is a dog who has had a wonderful life being a pet in this little girl's family. Lily wiggled and sniffed and barked at the mailman and waited for yummy food to fall down off the table at dinner time into just the right place.
But now, Lily isn't. There is no Lily sitting under the dining room table. There is no Lily barking at the mailman. There is no Lily waiting for a walk.
It's amazing how well this story captures that feeling of missing a beloved pet who has been woven into a life so completely and wonderfully. This is a picture of and a map to the love that Lily the dog shared with her human. As you read along, you can feel the empty place, the piece that's missing.
This is a great story about losing a dog, losing love that used to be there everyday making your life just that much more special.
Where is Lily now?
32 pages 978-1250184252 Ages 3-8
Keywords: dogs, pets, loss, love, grief, death and dying, hope, resilience, healing, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Where Lily Isn't is Julie Paschkis and Margaret Chodos-Irvine's beautiful bereavement picture book celebrating the love of a lost pet.
Lily ran and jumped and barked and whimpered and growled and wiggled and wagged and licked and snuggled. But not now. It is hard to lose a pet. There is sadness, but also hope―for a beloved pet lives on in your heart, your memory, and your imagination.---from the publisher