A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to quietly overwhelm her. ‘Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to…’ As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings.
Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light.
- Publisher’s Blurb.
This was my first read for last weekend’s readathon, and it was a perfect one to start with! Short. Moving, and Beautifully illustrated.
It’s a case of pictures saying more that words are able to, with each scene movingly depicting, the main characters feelings of isolation and despair as her day progresses, with short tag-lines and sentences really only there to guide. It is the artwork that does most of the work.
Especially so at the end, when no words are needed to explain that even amongst all that despair, there is hope, and something to look forward to, if you look for it.
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