Teachers and parents, this is a picture-less short story that you can read aloud or have your child(ren) read if they have experienced the loss of a pet, a friend, a sibling, or anyone else. It isn't so realistic (hence the talking animals) that they might be traumatized, but it implicitly addresses death in a way that they might better cope.
I have written this in big text so children, if they read on their own, can take it in small chunks. You can print this, cut into halves per the lines on each page, laminate them, and stick a hole in the top left corner of each page with a ring so they can flip through the story as they please.
In honor of my brother who would have been 18 this year. He was a few weeks old when he went to Heaven. We used to send balloons to him in the sky on his birthday, where I got the idea for this story.
TpT says products should be 10 pages or less if free, so it being 12, I put this product at $1. You can read it for free here in basic form, and if you like it, will you buy it?