The Dog Who Found Sorrow by Rūta Briede (Author), Elīna Brasliņa (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 40 pages
Age Range: Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 4+; for children aged 7+ to read on their own
Publisher: The Emma Press
The Dog Who Found Sorrow is an engrossing, unique picture book, suitable for all ages, and illustrated with beautifully textured artwork of city life, full of clouds and music. It is written by Rūta Briede, a leading illustrator and instructor at the Latvian Academy of Arts, and illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa.
The Dog Who Found Sorrow is a beautiful, resonant picture book about sadness and healing.
It tells the story of a dog who, waking to find his hometown covered in thick black clouds, goes out in search of the source of sorrow. It’s an intrepid quest, a parable about hope, and a tonic for our sorrowful times.
The book is beautifully produced, with a hardcover and dust-jacket.
About the Author
Rūta Briede illustrates books, draws comics, designs puppet shows and teaches at the Art Academy of Latvia. She is the creator of the BICKI-BUCK BOOKS series and the puppet stage show based on this story about Renata.