All the Dear Little Animals

"One summer's day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther's little brother, Puttie,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2020


“This illustrated early chapter book is a darkly comedic exploration of life and death. . . .Honest and uncomfortable humor within the soft, pale vignettes and full-page and double-page-spread art captures the book’s spirit. . .”—The Horn Book Magazine View →


“First published in Sweden, the book has a childlike tone that is reverent, winsome, and matter-of-fact. . . . [T]his pitch-perfect book shows children dealing with death in their own ways and then moving on.”—starred, Booklist View →


“A sly, thoughtful, many-layered story.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →


“The story cleverly—and tenderly—pivots near its end, giving it a touching depth (with a twist). . . . Dark and hilarious.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →