With gentle humor and quirkiness, this sympathetic book demonstrates how to say goodbye to a beloved pet and give it a proper sendoff. “[The End of Something Wonderful is] really good. It’s funny and sardonic and it gets to be touching at the end.” —Betsy Bird, School Library Journal Children love their pets very much—and when the animals die, that loss can be hard to process. The End of Something Wonderful helps kids handle their feelings when they’re hurting and can’t find all the right words. In a warm, understanding, sometimes funny way, it guides children as they plan a backyard funeral to say goodbye, from choosing a box and a burial spot to giving a eulogy and wiping away tears. Most of all, it reassures them that it’s not the end of everything . . . and that Something Wonderful can always happen again.
About the Author
Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic's first book, Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, was published in 2012 by Perigee. The End of Something Wonderful is her debut picture book, and her second picture book, Hello, Star, will be released in 2020. She lives in Menlo Park, CA, with her two sons, two cats, and one husband. George Ermos is an illustrator, maker, and avid reader from England. He works digitally and enjoys indulging in (and illustrating) all things curious and mysterious.