- Publisher: Annick Press (North America)
A story about grieving the death of a pet and how a loved one’s presence can remain after they are gone
|Angus is here.
Angus is our dog. I’ve seen him sneaking, peeking, everywhere.
I’ve seen him in my bedroom, a flicker in the corner of my eye. When I turn my head, he disappears.
I’ve seen his tag wagging under the table when we’re having dinner. When I feel for him with my feet, I find nothing but air.
I’ve heard his hopeful sniff when I’m making a snack, his nails clicking on the floor when I'm by the hooks where we keep his leash.
One second he’s there, the next he’s not...
Angus may have passed away, but his presence is still felt throughout the family home. In fact, sometimes it feels like Angus is everywhere — until the day he appears to be truly gone.
Tenderly illustrated by Paul Covello, Angus Is Here is a heartfelt story about grieving the loss of a beloved family member and learning to hold onto their memory.
Key Points for Caregivers
⋅ Angus Is Here provides a child-friendly definition of death. You may wish to add to this definition, using language that is suitable for your child.
⋅ The story doesn't affirm or contradict beliefs about the afterlife and may be appropriate for both secular families and families of faith.
⋅ An author's note recommends two online resources that can help you support children and teenagers who are coping with the death of a pet or another loved one.
⋅ A free, downloadable parental guide is available from Annick Press.
“A reassuring choice for those who have lost a loved one, pet or otherwise.”
— Kirkus Reviews