A heartwarming and cathartic book for anyone who has ever loved, and lost, a cat.
This is the story of a cat, told by the little girl who loved him best.
From his first plaintive mew to his last loving purr, Desser was an essential member of the family. And for the little girl, especially, he was a constant companion. He was the catalyst for her first steps, thrilled when she got her first big bed, and he was waiting for her after her first day of school. But as the girl grows bigger, Desser grows older. And eventually it is time to say good-bye. Still, by telling his story and remembering him well, the girl finds a way to keep him alive in her heart.
With the simplest words and truly adorable illustrations, Maggie Smith captures the special bond we have with our pets and offers a helpful method for coping with their loss.
From the Hardcover edition.
“An agile balance of humor and pathos.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
“Put this tender story on the shelf right next to Judith Viorst’s The Tenth Good Thing About Barney.”—Booklist
“This book is a must for anyone who has ever had a beloved cat. Grab a tissue and enjoy this beautiful story with your child.”—Bookselling This Week