Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He’s her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting, doing good deeds, and sniffing out clues. They’re the perfect pair. But one day, Barkley has to slow down and retire from being Olivia’s sidekick. Olivia tries to keep on fighting crime, but it’s just not the same without her trusty companion. Then, Barkley is gone, leaving Olivia heartbroken!
She misses her friend so much that she dreads falling asleep because she doesn’t want to wake up without Barkley. She struggles to think how she can keep being a superhero without her sidekick in tow. Gradually, however, she realises that Barkley wouldn’t want her to be unhappy for the rest of her life. Find out how Olivia learns to be happy again, while always remembering Barkley and the wonderful adventures they had together.
A heartwarming tale about love and loss, Saying Goodbye to Barkley will help any children who are struggling after losing a pet, or someone close to them. Its beautiful illustrations will captivate young minds, while its loving and caring message will help them feel better in the toughest of times. Follow Olivia’s story to see how she managed to stay positive by caring about others and keeping her heart open!