Synopses & Reviews
Sally Goes to Heaven
is a wonderful, joyous book to help provide gentle insight into the natural cycle of life of a pet, or to share with young children who have recently experienced the loss of a beloved animal. In this book, Sally passes away and goes to heaven, where she lives happily and helps her family on Earth find a new pet. The book includes a removable magnetic photo frame that readers can use to hold a picture of their own beloved pet.
Praise for Sally Goes to Heaven
andldquo;Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneckandrsquo;s beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogsandmdash;and ourselves.andrdquo; andmdash;Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and Iandrsquo;m a Good Dog
andquot;The final entry in the late Huneckandrsquo;s series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sallyandrsquo;s death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven.andquot;
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
andquot;Huneckandrsquo;s instantly recognizable woodcuts make each scene feel iconic, and his plainspoken prose will provide grieving young pet-owners with a measure of relief.andquot;
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
andquot;This title can help children remember the good times in both Sallyandrsquo;s or their own petandrsquo;s life.andquot;
--School Library Journal
andquot;The folk artandndash;style woodblock illustrations, in their directness and simplicity, are as comforting as the text.andquot;
The Dog Chapel introduced readers to Stephen Huneckand#8217;s very special retreat for dogs and their owners, and Huneckand#8217;s dog-centric philosophy captured the publicand#8217;s attention. In this book, a follow-up to that perennial seller, readers will learn more about the special affection owners reserve for dogs that have passed on.
Pet owners come to the Dog Chapel in Vermont to remember and memorialize their beloved dogs. All along the walls and on every available surface, visitors leave pictures, letters, and testimonials about the dogs that have passed away. People who have just lost a pet find comfort in this outpouring of emotion, and use the walls to bid farewell to their canine friends. This book celebrates this affection and reflects on the life cycle of beloved dogs. It is the perfect gift for a bereaved pet owner, or anyone who believes that dogs have a special place in human life.
When Sallyand#8217;s family visits a hot air balloon field, the loyal black Labrador retriever is tempted by the smell of fresh chicken coming from one of the balloons. She follows the delicious scent to a balloon basket, andand#8212;whoops
and#8212;the balloon takes flight! Soon sheand#8217;s soaring above the ground, looking out at the tiny people below as they try to bring her back down. Beautiful panoramic scenes and Sallyand#8217;s trademark witty thoughts accompany her latest adventure in the open skies, in a book that is sure to charm dog owners and fans of intrepid Sally.
FandPand#160;Genre:and#160;F and#160; More than 200,000 Sally books in print!
Praise for the work of Stephen Huneck
and#160;Society of Illustrators Award
New York Times bestseller
Featured in New York Times, Architectural Digest, and USA Today
Seen on CNN, PeoplePets.com, and more
Sally, the curious and fun-loving black Labrador retriever, wants a joband#151;but what will she be?
Everybody in Sallyand#8217;s family has a job to do. Sally thinks itand#8217;s a good idea if she gets one, tooand#151;but there are so many options to choose from! She likes digging in the yardand#151;she could be an archeologist! She likes playing balland#151;she could be a baseball player! Sally imagines herself in all sorts of jobs in this charming tale.
Acclaimed artist and author Stephen Huneck uses his trademark woodcut illustrations to bring to life a variety of careers that children might someday pursue. Sallyand#8217;s clever, simply relayed ideas authentically capture the imagination and thought process of preschool children.and#160;FandP level: J
About the Author
Stephen Huneck was the bestselling, award-winning author of seven previous Sally adventures and an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker. His artwork is in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He lived with his wife, Gwen, and their four dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, near Dog Mountain, where his Dog Chapel is located. His own dog, Sally, was Huneckand#8217;s inspiration for these books. Huneck died in 2010.