A gorgeously illustrated picture book about creativity, making connections, and finding friendship. Sure to appeal to fans of Shaun Tan or Aaron Becker.
With a poetic story and lush paintings, Elise Hurst conveys how a bit of bravery, empathy, and imagination can transform our lives.
Adelaide lives in a city filled with people and wonders, but she is lonely. She is a watcher, and she sees others like her: the quiet ones, those who dance and dream alone.
In a chance encounter, Adelaide meets someone who just might be a kindred spirit–and is so startled and shy she runs away! But then she gathers her courage and uses all her ingenuity to make sure that they–and all the other lonely ones–meet and connect and share their dreams.
“Masterful... These portraits of animals struggling with human feelings startle with their emotional exactitude, empathy, and expert execution. Complex feelings articulated through heart-rending paintings that beg return visits.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review