Love from Alfie McPoonst, The Best Dog Ever
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Love from Alfie McPoonst, The Best Dog Ever

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Dear Izzy, I'm a Sky Dog now. I live in Dog Heaven, because I died...

When Alfie the dog dies, he sends his owner Izzy letters in the post from his new address: The Nicest Cloud, Dog Heaven, The Sky. He wants her to know that he misses her - so much! - but his new home in heaven is BRILLIANT. There are postmen to chase, angels to tickle his tummy, and he never even has to take a bath! Can his letters comfort Izzy, who is is feeling lost without him?

Sensitively balancing humour and raw emotional truth, this is a beautifully observed tale sure to reassure children experiencing loss and grief for the very first time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 255 x 275 x 8mm | 345g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406369918
  • 9781406369915
  • 62,572

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Double-page spreads lend a pace to the story that encourages stillness and meditation on the emotional images, which would be particularly beneficial for any young readers contemplating the death of a much-loved pet. * The Irish Times * This is a sad but comforting tale that mixes the raw emotions of loss and grief with the humour of what a dog might enjoy in dog heaven. * Juno *
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About Dawn Mcniff

Dawn McNiff worked as a bereavement counsellor, a copywriter, a teaching assistant and a children's bookseller before enrolling on Bath Spa University's MA course in Writing for Young People. She is the author of three middle-grade novels, How Not to Be Weird, Little Celeste and Worry Magic, and the author of one picture book, Mummy's Little Monster, illustrated by Kate Willis-Crowley. Born by the sea in Sussex, Dawn now lives in Gloucestershire. Find her online at dawnmcniff.com and on Twitter as @DawnMcNiff.

Patricia Metola is an illustrator from Madrid, Spain. After studying Graphic Design, she spent several years working as an art director before focussing on her own illustration. Since then, she has illustrated more than fifteen books and her art has been displayed internationally, at the ABC Museum, the Madrid National Library and the Itabashi Art Museum of Japan. Love From Alfie McPoonst will be her first picture book in English. Find her online at patriciametola.blogspot.com.es and on Instagram as @patriciametola.
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