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About the Book"In this gentle, moving story, Elfie, a dachshund, and her special boy progress happily through life together. One morning Elfie does not wake up. The family grieves and buries her. The watercolor illustrations, tender and warm in color and mood, suit the simple text perfectly".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.
Book SynopsisA gentle and moving story about losing a friend, and the importance of always expressing your love. Elfie the dachshund is the best dog anyone could every ask for. Every day, she and her owner explore and play together. And every night, her owner tells her "I'll always love you." Elfie owner grow up togther, but growing up can mean having to say goodbye to the ones you love. This tender story is a perfect way to make the topic of loss a little less scary for kids (and grownups).
About the AuthorWith over 42 million books in print, Hans Wilhelm is one of America's most popular author/illustrators of children's books, including I'll Always Love You for Random House Children's Books. Many of his 200 books have been translated into 20 languages and have become successful animated television series that are enjoyed by children all over the world. His books have won numerous international awards and prizes. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Mazza Museum of Art at University of Findlay, Ohio (the world's first and largest teaching museum devoted to literacy and the art of children's picture books), the Dodd Center at the University of Connecticut, the Kerlan Collection at University of Minnesota, and the de Grummond Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.Hans was born in Bremen, Germany. He lived for many years in Africa before moving to America. He now lives in Weston, Connecticut, in an old farmhouse with his artist wife, Judy Henderson.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.01 Inches (H) x 9.02 Inches (W) x .11 Inches (D)
Weight: .22 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Author: Hans Wilhelm
Street Date: December 12, 1988
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-3767
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.11 inches length x 9.02 inches width x 7.01 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.22 pounds
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A touching book with a good message
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Brooke - 2 years ago
My parents bought this book for me 33 years ago when my childhood dog passed away. I read this so many times growing up and it comforted me over the loss of my dog and it helped me deal with my anxiety about saying goodbye to our other pets one day. I still have my original copy of this book and it still brings back memories of comfort and love. It is a wonderful book for a child who loves their dog or cat, especially one who may be facing the loss of their pet soon or who has had to say goodbye to a pet. It is a very special book.