From the author of the picture book phenomenonThe Invisible String, comes a much-needed companion title that fans have been requesting for years: a tender story about coping with grief when a pet dies.
Using the same simple but effective bonding concept from The Invisible String, which has been used for healing countless readers living with grief, The Invisible Leashillustrates the spiritual connection pet owners have with their animals.
After Zach's dog, Jojo, dies, his friend Emily tries to comfort him with the "best news ever": an invisible leash around our hearts connects everyone to their pets no matter where they are, on this Earth or somewhere beyond... Maybe they are even near right now. Zach is sceptical, saying he only believes in what he can see, but Emily lets him find his own way to eventually come to feel the comforting tug of the Invisible Leash. And once again, Zach can sleep peacefully.
Accompanied by emotive and uplifting art by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, Patrice Karst's gentle story celebrates the love, warmth, and joy that animals give us in this life and beyond, and is sure to become the new go-to book for children about pet loss.
About the Author
Patrice Karst is the bestselling author of The Invisible String, The Invisible String Workbook, andThe Smile That Went Around the World.Her adult books include God Made Easy andThe Single Mother's Survival Guide. Born in London, England, she now lives in Ventura, California, and is the mother of one grown son.
About the Illustrator
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books including the new edition of The Invisible String and theInvisible String Workbook, as well as Stacy McAnulty's Beautiful and Brave. Born in Malaysia, she grew up in Los Angeles, studied at the Art Center College of Pasadena, and now lives in Amsterdam.