Weird. It read like something was lost in the translation. I received that shorty after my dog "Scout" passed. I was too emotional to read it then so I held onto it. I read it last night and was lost at how this would help with grief. Scout was a female, which threw it off right away for me, here is is a male's name. Then the weird burial. I really disliked this book and would never give it to a child to read for comfort. The illustrations, weird and dark.