Paws+Edward

Espen Dekko, 1968-

Book - 2019

"Paws + Edward is a dog-and-his-boy story, told from Paws' perspective. Paws is an old dog whose rabbit-chasing is limited to his dreams nowadays. When Paws dies, Edward is lost without his loyal companion, but finds solace and even happiness in his own memories and dreams of Paws. A light-touch look at the death of a pet, Paws + Edward is gently heartbreaking and heart-healing, hitting a perfect note for children and their grown-ups, too, who might be dealing with loss."--

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
Toronto : Kids Can Press 2019.
Language
English
Norwegian
Item Description
"Translation of: P+E"--Colophon.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781525301353
1525301357
Main Author
Espen Dekko, 1968- (author)
Corporate Author
Kids Can Press (translator)
Other Authors
Mari Kanstad Johnsen, 1981- (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A compassionate, circular exploration of death follows the experiences of a tired, faithful old dog who dreams about the rabbits he used to chase before passing away, leaving his devoted young boy to dream of the days his beloved dog used to chase rabbits. 15, first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Paws is tired. He just wants to rest. And to dream about the days when he used to chase rabbits. He still walks with Edward to the park twice a day, but only because Edward needs the fresh air. Until one day, Paws decides he doesn't want to go for another walk. He just wants to lie in Edward's bed. “Paws has walked and walked. His paws are heavy. Paws doesn't have to walk anymore. Paws doesn't have to do anything anymore.” And Paws falls asleep one last time, leaving Edward to dream of the days when Paws used to chase rabbits.Espen Dekko's gently heartbreaking and heart-lifting story hits the perfect note as it explores death in an accessible, child-friendly, and nonfrightening way. By writing from the dog's perspective, Dekko makes it easier for children to understand and accept Paws's decline and death. Beginning with Paws dreaming of chasing rabbits and ending with Edward dreaming of Paws chasing rabbits, the story has a circular structure that is satisfying and reassuring, as it conveys the boy's acceptance of the loss of his beloved pet. Richly colored illustrations by Mari Kanstad Johnsen have a simultaneously retro and contemporary feel, perfectly highlighting the joy and love at the heart of this boy-dog relationship. This book is an excellent choice for any children --- or adults --- dealing with or talking about loss, or for lessons about the life cycle of living things.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A heartbreaking and heart-lifting story of loss. Paws is tired. He just wants to rest. And to dream about the days when he used to chase rabbits. He still walks with Edward to the park twice a day, but only because Edward needs the fresh air. Until one day, Paws decides he doesn't want to go for another walk. He just wants to lie in Edward's bed. And there, Paws falls asleep one last time, leaving Edward to dream of the days when Paws used to chase rabbits.Sure to move readers of every age. A beautiful, simply told story about love and the conclusion of a life well spent.