Aloha Cheerio celebrates the life of a family's beloved
pet and faithful friend. Join author, Judy Friesen-Wood, as she
remembers her dog's life and copes with her death by encouraging
others who have also lost loved ones.
In this colorful children's book, Judy tells the story of her
precious Min Pin, Cheerio, from beginning to end. Through rhyme
we learn about how she came to be part of Judy's family, all the
places she lived, what she liked to do, and even how she got sick.
Her daughter adds a sweet, personal touch by drawing a few of the
Though the text lacks rhythm and cadence and has some minor punctuation
and grammar issues, I think the author still gets her message across--helping
families, especially children, deal with the loss of a loved one
whether it's a person or an animal. The story certainly touched
my six year old daughter, for she said with big, sorrowful eyes, "Tell
them it was a cute and sad story."
If your child has recently experienced the death of a pet and
you are okay with the concept of dogs going to heaven, this book
may help ease your child's pain. This 23-page softcover is available
at www.authorhouse.com for