Who is Rex?
Rex is a wise dog who, like dogs everywhere,
loves children and wants them to be happy. Rex speaks directly to the
child in each story to help him or her through painful encounters. Just
as in adult life, childhood lessons regarding love, loss, death and
recovery often come through animal companions.
A veil is lifted and the scales fall from
our eyes when we become aware that life is a precious, fragile
gift. When we become better at recognizing and dealing with loss, we can
experience far less daily frustration and far more daily acceptance and
joy. In this book, Rex, the German Shepherd, talks to parents and
children heart to heart, about their sadness, grief, anger, guilt and
recovery from loss. As parents, teachers, counselors, relatives and
friends, we can help young children, to prepare for
challenges we know they will have to face. Take a pro-active approach to
Everyone has the opportunity to do a profound amount of good.