Losing a pet is hard, but this picture book told through a Day of the Dead celebration will show readers that the love they have for their beloved companion will always remain.
Benito loves Perro. But when Perro passes away, Benito is heartbroken. During the Day of the Dead celebration, he tries to understand the meaning of the flores de cempasuchil, candles, pan de muertos, photographs, and sharing memories of departed loved ones. By creating his own special altar for Perro, he realizes that his love for his beloved companion, and the happiness Perro gave him, will always remain.
Told with honesty and hope, this heartfelt book is the perfect story for any child coping with loss, and for those who celebrate-or want to learn more about–Día de los Muertos.
*2024 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book*