I admire the work of Corrinne Averiss and Sebastien Pelon and together, wow what a book they have created together.
Hope is a sensitively written read which would be a great book to share when someone close to a child has fallen ill and the outcome is unknown.
Finn is the young boy pictured on the cover and he has a dog named Comet. They are the best of friends and are inseparable but one day something doesn’t seem right.
Unlike other days when Comet is keen to accompany Finn on his adventures, on this day he doesn’t leave his basket. The family are concerned and take him to the vet where they are told Comet needs to stay overnight.
Finn is so worried about his best friend, infact the whole family are and it’s the tender scenes between Finn and his dad that I really can’t forget, they are truly touching. Finn’s dad gently explains that they can hope all is ok, that “Hope is keeping a light on, however dark things seem.”
The illustrations throughout the book, including that wonderful front cover, is representative of the wise words that are shared in the book. Each double spread is just brilliant.
As well as being a great book for children who may have pets, its encouragement of positive thinking and not giving up hope i think is a fantastic message to share with readers.
This undoubtedly is a brilliant book to have in all learning settings and libraries and I’m so pleased it’s part of our home library.
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