Dog Heaven

by Cynthia Rylant

Dog Heaven is not written to be an accurate religious book on where your child’s beloved pet might go when he dies, but is rather a comforting vision for children on all the things their special friend might enjoy and love in their own idea of ‘heaven’.

In the author’s Dog Heaven, biscuits are shaped like cats and postmen, and they come regularly to check on their humans. They turn about several times before getting settled to sleep on a comfortable cloud. Everything about Dog Heaven is designed to be a heart-warming reflection on what the child’s special friend might think was a perfect afterlife for dogs, as well as reassuring your child about the dog’s continuing love for them, and their love for him or her.

Illustrated in a bright, simple, naïve style, this book has remained popular with dog lovers for decades for its comforting take on the loss of a much-loved family pet.