The Rough Patch
by Brian Lies
Greenwillow Books, 2018
Evan and his dog did everything together, until the unspeakable happened. His dog passed. Evan acted out his emotions. He ripped apart his garden that he and his dog once shared and he let weeds grow in the garden’s place. Evan’s anger shows up on every page, until…
In minimal words and in illustrations that clearly show the emotions one feels when someone close passes, we watch Evan struggle with his emotions. Half the story is in the illustrations. A comforting book for those who have lost a pet.