I gasped when I first opened this book and began to read, then I started it over and read it again. Sadness, joy, hope and love seeped out of the images and prose. Simply breathtaking.— From Jill's 2017 Picks
In this gentle meditation on the cycle of life, author and illustrator Paloma Valdivia gives us an opportunity to reflect on those who have gone, those who will come, and those of us who are here in this world -- for the time being.
The neighbor's cat, a favorite aunt or the fish in yesterday's soup have gone -- and we may well miss them. At the same time, we celebrate the arrival of a new baby or a litter of playful kittens. It's a mystery where we come from and where we are going, so why not enjoy ourselves while we can?
Paloma Valdivia's charming illustrations bring a light touch to this candid contemplation of life and death.