Today Riley's family is celebrating Jasper's Day. Everything they do will be in honor of Jasper sort of like a birthday. But it isn't Jasper's birthday. The old dog's cancer has gotten really bad. Riley knows they can't let him suffer any longer, but letting go will be the hardest thing he's ever had to do.Marjorie Blain Parker's tender story is filled with smiles, tears and the joy of special memories, and Janet Wilson's gentle pastels capture the depth of love shared by a boy and his dog. Together, they speak of acceptance, remembrance and the importance of cherishing life's every moment.
|Publisher:||Kids Can Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Marjorie Blain Parker is the author of Jasper's Dayand A Paddling of Ducks. Over the years, she and her family have shared their home with a banana king snake, a hamster, numerous fish and two ducks.
Janet Wilson is a prolific and award-winning children's book illustrator. Her books include Jasper's Day and The Biggest Fish in the Lake. She lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, with her husband, Chris.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of my children's favorite books. It is a very tender story about Jasper and his family who celebrate his last day doing all of Jasper's favorite things. The book is sensitive to the family's decision to euthanize Jasper at the end of his special day and shows a family that loves and supports each other.