Wonderful Goodbyes


By Kelly Wu

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A tender, moving picture book about how saying goodbye to a beloved pet is a celebration of everyday and everlasting love.

How do you say goodbye to a beloved pet?
Is it quiet? Is it lonely? Is it sad?
Or can it be wonderful?

Family dog Bailey has been sleeping more and eating less. And her human best friend knows the time has come to say goodbye. So together they sit under their favorite blanket, go on their favorite walk, and visit their favorite spot, choosing joy over sadness. Although Bailey will be gone soon, she will never be forgotten.

With evocative art and bittersweet text, Kelly Wu’s debut picture book is a tender portrait of a special bond, imbued with the love that gives grief its power and the comfort that memories hold. The perfect book to help with discussions of grief and loss.

  • “Deftly crafted and poignant, a loving guide to farewells.”
  • “A beautifully rendered, lyrical depiction of the feelings of a child as their pet’s life nears its end.”
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Apr 2, 2024
Page Count
40 pages

Kelly Wu

About the Author

Kelly Wu was born in Taiwan and spent her teenage years roaming the hills in New York. She almost walked down a path of medicine before switching majors to pursue her passion in art and storytelling. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to Los Angeles to make art for books and animation. Wonderful Goodbyes is her debut picture book.

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