Wow! This is such a touching book that is guaranteed to move adults and children alike! Oliver Jeffers has a fantastic ability, he takes something complex and simplifies it into something quite wonderful.
The storyline follows a very bright and enthusiastic girl who like most children, wants to know everything there is to know about everything. But one day she comes upon an empty chair, one that never used to be empty and It hurts her a lot. So, she decides to put her heart in a bottle for safe keeping.
We loved this girls journey and found it very heartwarming when she realises that she has to face things and take her heart back out of the bottle.
The illustrations are brilliantly quirky and tell the most beautiful story all of their own. That's one thing about Oliver Jeffers' illustrations - they very easily stand out from the crowd.
I just have to mention the most awesome illustrations that are hiding under the dust cover! Go find yourself a copy today and have a peek for yourself!
This is once again something very special from a very talented author/illustrator that we really can't seem to get enough of!
5 / 5 Stars!
*We picked this little book up in our local library*
You can check it out on Amazon