Author- Erica Harrison.
Publish date- August 2013.
Publisher- Penguin Australia (Viking)
What I thought:
I became really interested in the film not too long ago (it was a kickstarter funded film, and the book is made from that, using stills from the film!) and amid the eager anticipation for it's release I found out that there was a picture book. I was instantly intrigued.
This is one of the first picture books I have read that has felt so incredibly versatile as to reach out to more than one or two age groups- this spoke to my youngest self, my ten year old self, my youth self, and my future selves.
It's the incredibly moving story of a little girl who gives up the thing that once gave her so much joy, but in the end only pain, and it is a story I was able to easily relate to, and suspect the same for many others.
It was both joyous and sad, feelings that were represented by the animated stills throughout- art that is not always the most nice, but is the most true.
Rating: Ooh, very good.
A very powerful book that I would recommend with little hesitation. My only real problem was that occasionally I didn't feel like the words fit or made sense- being verse it stuck out when it didn't work.
Thank you to Penguin Australia for this review copy!