A gentle story of connection and loss finds a promise in memories after a young child loses her constant companion.
With a good friend like Loonie the yellow balloon, one child finds that anything is possible. From neighbourhood walks to reading aloud in bed to dance parties in her room, Loonie makes each activity a little brighter, a little more full of sunshine. But as Loonie's friend discovers with sadness, when it’s time for Loonie to float away, the sunshine goes, too.
And while tending to the garden helps a little bit, the world is now silent and grey. Until, one day, as flowers start to push up from the soil, big and full of hope, the memory of Loonie begins to emerge in unexpected places.
With tender empathy, and charming and whimsical art by Ashling Lindsay, Printz Award-winner Nina LaCour illuminates the childhood companions that bring a little magic to the world.
…story about how love can make the world brighter, even if we no longer have the thing we fell in love with in the first place. * the Bookseller *
In Nina LaCour and Ashling Lindsay’s bright picture book we discover magic on every page and have the opportunity to share in a gloriously feel-good story. * Armadillo Magazine *
A beautiful story that introduces loss in a novel way to the very young, showing that love can live on in warm memories. * Books for Keeps *
Dimensions: 277mm x 236mm x 8mm