? “A beautifully rendered tale of loss, love, grief, and gentle healing.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
? “A moving tale...offers comfort and peace to those left behind.” - Booklist, starred review
? “An affecting, well-rendered resource for talking about catastrophes and grief both personal and communal.” - Publisher Weekly, starred review
? “Smith spins a quietly moving narrative...Wada’s large-scale woodblock style illustrations are a perfect complement to the story’s restrained text...The graceful way in which this book handles a sensitive and serious subject makes it a first purchase for most picture book collections.” - School Library Journal, starred review
“Text and illustration come together to make this a memorable story of love, loss, and despair tinged with the hope that comes when healing can finally begin...This book has a wide range of appeal and will fit into many curriculum areas. Highly Recommended.” - School Library Connection
“A moving concept, and the book might open discussion about ways to deal with death and loss.” - The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
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