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I'll Always Love You Paperback – December 12, 1988
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As Elfie ages, she is no longer able to romp and play. Her stiffened joints and fatigue are taxed on her advanced age. She is taken to a kindly vet, who says that he cannot treat her, but the best thing to do is make her happy and comfortable.
Elfie eventually dies and the boy sadly buries her after openly sharing his grief. He vows that he will tell every pet he owns that he will always love that animal.
A wonderful book of healing and bonding; truly the best book dealing with the death of a pet that I have come across. I think the message of telling a loved one, human or pet that you will always love them is a lesson worth learning.
Thank you, Mr. Wilhelm!
However, one morning, Elfie doesn't wake up. She died during the night. Her family grieves and cries, and they bury her in the back yard. The little boy's neighbor offers him one of his new puppies, but he refuses. He wishes to honor Elfie's memory. He does proclaim that when he gets a new pet, he'll always say "I'll always love you".
Our family has a terminally ill dog, and a dear friend loaned us this great book to help our children deal with her impending death. I was moved to tears as I read this book. I could easily relate to what the family in the book was going through. Pets become members of the family just like children do, and dealing with the loss of a pet can be very difficult. This book teaches the reader that, despite the death of the pet, we should remember all of the good times we shared with the pet.
I give this book my highest recommendation. If your family has suffered the loss of a pet, or has a pet that is very sick like mine, then read this fine book. It will help you prepare for the loss, but it will also remind you to remember the good times you shared with your pet.
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It was a children's book and I expected an adult book. As a children's book it was good.Published 1 day ago by Charlie Burnett
Heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. Cried a lot the first time I read it.Published 10 days ago by Shoehog
I give these out often to children grieving the loss of a Pet at Community HospicePublished 11 days ago by Patty Schauer
When I lost my dog, someone gave me a copy of this little book and it helped a little. So every time I have a friend who loses their beloved dog, I give them a copy of this book.Published 1 month ago by Deborah Richardson
the book is in excellent condition! even better than described! bi am so pleased!Published 1 month ago by Dianne
It's a sweet book but in trying to explain the loss of a dog, I find the story too specific.Published 1 month ago by Victoriaf
Odd book on grieving . Only two pages mention emotional distress.
Also, I disagree with the K-2 designation. It's a very simple book--Kindergarten level. Read more
I've purchased this book twice for friends with children after the loss of a pet. Both families have given it rave reviews. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angela R. White