Published: March 2019
Author: Devon Sillett
Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
Publisher: EK Books $24.99
Format: Hardcover 32pp
Ideal for: 4 – 8 yrs and lovers of picture books
Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He’s her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting – they’re the perfect pair. But then, one day, Barkley isn’t there anymore. Can Olivia find a way to get her happiness back?
For many children experiencing the loss of a much-loved pet is likely to be their first brush with grief. This touching picture book is a celebration of one of life’s most formative relationships and the kaleidoscope of emotions that giving your heart to a furry friend can bring.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
Devon Sillett is a writer and reviewer. Born in the US, Devon teaches writing in Canberra. Her previous EK titles are The Leaky Story and Scaredy Book.
Nicky Johnston is an educator and author/illustrator, with a strong focus on children’s emotional resilience and mental health awareness, Her previous titles with EK Books are Grandma Forgets, The Fix-It Man and At the End of Holyrood Lane.