The boy kept asking his parents, “Please, can we get a dog?” They agreed to adopt a beautiful Golden Retriever, named Shelby, and their deep friendship began. She was special from the beginning.
Shelby had endless energy and was the perfect playmate because she simply loved life. Then, when she was seven, she became sick. Despite a long illness, Shelby’s joyful spirit never wavered. When Shelby died, the boy shared his deep sadness with his parents.
This book helps children express their grief and shows them how to share both the pain and the good memories with those close to them.
Author: Nancy Bowen Brown
Illustrator: Anna Huntress