a series of anthropomorphized animales sit in folding chairs

I Will Not Die Alone

This offbeat, illustrated series of self-love affirmations follows a series of animals coping with an impending apocalypse. They make positive declarations, coping statements, and commitments to themselves and each other as a giant asteroid zooms inexorably towards earth. "I will care for all creatures, great and small," muses an anteater contemplating an ant farm. "I will not cower in the face of truth," declares a mole peering into a telescope. "It's my responsibility to pursue joy," explains a puppy heading off on a hike. These courageous animals are relatable in facing their very real fears with aplomb, and the book manages to be both whimsical and poignant.

(This book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelfwear.)