The other was heartbroken. He missed her and he knew he must find her. Taking a deep breath, he counts to ten then plunges into the search.
Through a swift river, underneath the stars, over a mountaintop, through a broad meadow and lashings of rain into a deep forest and out through a flower garden ...
... where he gathers a posie for his re-found friend.
This book is about more than friendship. It's about the power of connection, the strength of devotion and love. It's about a lifetime of searching and reconnecting with those who make a deep and lasting impression on our lives.
The simple storyline is far outweighed by a goose-bumping depth both children and adults will adore. This style of book is so very Eric Carle--that divine simplicity that touches the heart.
The author's iconic illustrations are pure delight against snowy white pages, and a final, mesmerising photograph of when Carle was three, will have the more mature amongst us wondering about our own past--and those who may or may not become part of our future.
Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Puffin, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 20 November 2013
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
For ages: 3 - 10
Type: Picture Book