***This is a sponsored post. I received free product for review & promotional purposes. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. ***
Everyone in our family, even down to little Toddler-saurus Rex, are avid readers. We gobble up the books that come through our doors and then we re-tell our favorite stories to one another.
“Longfellow” was no exception. It is a children’s book, on an early-readers level. It’s divided into chapters but they are very brief and have bright, colorful illustrations. That said, the subject matter is huge. I knew, before I started reading that this was a book about death and grieving, but I had no idea how deeply it would touch me.
Longfellow experiences all of the range of emotions that the idea of death can bring out in us. He is bewildered, curious, angry, sad and more. The language used is simple and captivating and I felt every single one of those emotions along with him. It’s a book that could easily be read aloud to a child, but I don’t think I could ever make it through without crying.
That said, Longfellow’s journey is very sweet and age-appropriate. His experiences in loss, grief and death would not be overwhelming or frightening to a child. On the contrary, I think it would be a great help to a little one who has lost a loved one a pet and is trying to work through the experience in their heart.
Here is what Hushpuppy Books has to say about Longfellow And The Deep Hidden Woods:
Longfellow, the bravest and noblest wiener dog in the world…
As our story begins, Longfellow is a puppy learning how to be a good friend to his human companions, old Henry and Henry’s nurse Miss O’weeza Tuffy. By the end, Longfellow has grown old himself, but he is still ready for one final adventure.
What happens in between is an unforgettable and heartwarming tale that throws a tender light on the difficult truths of loss and longing as well as on our greatest hopes.
If you would like to learn more or order a copy of the book, please visit HushpuppyBooks.com.
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