Love from Alfie McPoonst, The Best Dog Ever

By Dawn McNiff

Illustrated by Patricia Metola

Dear Izzy, I’m a Sky Dog now. I live in Dog Heaven, because I died...

When Alfie the dog dies, he sends his owner Izzy letters in the post from his new address: The Nicest Cloud, Dog Heaven, The Sky. He wants her to know that he misses her – so much! – but his new home in heaven is BRILLIANT. There are postmen to chase, angels to tickle his tummy, and he never even has to take a bath! Can his letters comfort Izzy, who is is feeling lost without him? Sensitively balancing humour and raw emotional truth, this is a beautifully observed tale sure to reassure children experiencing loss and grief for the very first time.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406369915
  • Published: 02 Jan 2020
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 280 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'This is a sad but comforting tale that mixes the raw emotions of loss and grief with the humour of what a dog might enjoy in dog heaven.' Juno

'Double-page spreads lend a pace to the story that encourages stillness and meditation on the emotional images, which would be particularly beneficial for any young readers contemplating the death of a much-loved pet.' The Irish Times

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