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Story Time with Stephanie Lucianovic

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Join us for a special story time with Stephanie Lucianovic as we launch her debut picture book, The End of Something Wonderful, which offers earnest advice to children who need to say goodbye to a beloved pet,

Children love their pets very much—and when the animals die, that loss can be hard to process. The End of Something Wonderful helps kids handle their feelings when they’re hurting and can’t find all the right words. In a warm, understanding, sometimes funny way, it guides children as they plan a backyard funeral to say goodbye, from choosing a box and a burial spot to giving a eulogy and wiping away tears. Most of all, it reassures them that it’s not the end of everything . . . and that Something Wonderful can always happen again.

“[It] is GREAT! . . . It's funny and sardonic and it gets to be touching at the end.” —Betsy Bird, School Library Journal