Samsara Dog by Helen Manos, illustrated by Julie Vivas [in Bloomsbury Review]
Get ready to weep: Dog’s many lives are beautifully recounted in this gorgeous title about life cycles and reincarnation, based on the Buddhist belief of samsara (also found in Hinduism, Sikhism, and other religions).
Born again and again into jarringly different new circumstances, Dog finally finds eternal peace when he experiences the joys – and heartbreaks – of unconditional love. If you buy one book this year for your kids, let it be this one. And do, do, do share it often.