For the Love of Willy: Overcoming Sadness After Losing a Beloved Pet by Nancy Addison

For the Love of Willy is a story and activity book using art therapy to help children overcome the loss of a pet.

While traveling, Rose finds an injured, baby squirrel. She nurses him back to health and names him Willy. The two of them become good friends. But when Rose needs to go home, she must find Willy a new place to live. Rose is sad about saying goodbye, but she learns to find happiness in her memories, art, and expressions of love for Willy.

For the Love of Willy provides helpful tips for children to lift their spirits and find happiness again when they are sad about losing a pet.

Children may color the pictures in the book. For the Love of Willy also includes ten Activity Pages for children to create their own stories, drawings, or collages about a pet they have loved.