Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338214888 Hardcover
40 Pages | 7.37" x 9.76" | Ages 4 to 8
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338328745 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
A tender exploration of loss, and how kindness and friendship can help us heal.
Elba has a black block. She's been dragging it around for a long time. Norris dances everywhere he goes, even uphill. He is always surrounded by a happy cloud of butterflies. Can Norris and his butterflies lighten Elba's load and convince her to join them on a trip to the ocean?
This tender exploration of loss uses a block as a metaphor for grief and illuminates how kindness and friendship can lift our spirits, help us heal, and see us through many tomorrows. It will resonate with anyone who has experienced loss, from the death of a loved one or a pet, to a friend moving away, or the transition to a new home or family situation.
Raves & reviews:
"Demonstrates the power of patience, listening, and simply showing up when loved ones are navigating difficult emotions. Ramirez Gonzalez's illustrations... utilize bright, textured colors, simple rounded shapes, and subtle yet eloquent facial expressions to sweetly emphasize the characters' emotional journey. A poignant exploration of depression, grief, and friendship. — Kirkus Reviews