I have a copy of NO MORE DEAD DOGS, which I've never gotten around to reading, and after reading all these posts, I was considering offering it to my 9-year-old son, who was sobbing last night about the movie THE WATER HORSE, which includes several kinds of losses (spoiler alert, but no, the water horse doesn't die--or at least, not until it's old!). I thought he'd appreciate something funny without the sadness. But the first few pages were about how his dad lied all the time, he was wrong in thinking his parents got along well, and his parents divorced when he was in 5th grade. I think that would make my son throw up as the way to start a funny book when he was already so sad about the idea of a dad gone off to war in that movie and already tense because DH and I were fighting today... So, that's not the funny book I'll be offering today! Maybe in a year or two.