Harry and Hopper are more than just a boy and his dog. They are companions, playmates and curl up together to sleep after a long day’s adventures.
When Hopper dies, Harry finds it hard to adjust until one night … This is a beautiful and sensitive book that explores the grief of a young child losing a beloved pet without mawkishness and sentimentality.
The illustrations throughout are breathtaking yet simple, vividly capturing the movements of Hopper as a rambunctious puppy one moment to emphasising the space he leaves behind in Harry’s life within a few pages. Handkerchiefs advised!
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.