Last year I raved about the picture book entitled Leaf 🍂 written and illustrated by the same author/illustrator of this book, Sandra Dieckmann. This year, Sandra is back with another powerful animal picture book that is so timely and relevant to the current events of today.
Down in the valley, lots of animals all live peacefully in a beautiful and lush environment...until one day, the dog appeared. The dog ate everything including animals, trees, mountains, the sky and the sun. He ate and ate until there was nothing left to take.
Meanwhile, in the dog’s belly, all of the animals made due and re-built their environment making it stronger and more robust than ever!
There are so many themes and lessons to be learned about bullying, friendship, community, loss, teamwork, hope, empathy and rebuilding. I absolutely love the way all of the animals worked together and adjusted to their new way of life without complaining or bickering! This book fills me with hope for our future. I can only hope we’ll have a happy ending like this. Look for this one in August 2018 from @flyingeyebooks. #thedogthatatetheworld #sandradieckmann #flyingeyebooks #bullyingawareness #bullyingprevention