Synopses & Reviews
Ricky is saddened and confused when he discovers a cold, unmoving squirrel in the forest. When Ricky brings the squirrel to his mother to see if she can fix it, she explains to him that the squirrel is dead and that he no longer feels any pain. After his parents help him bury the squirrel, Ricky is delighted to see another squirrel playing in a nearby tree. With warm and poignant illustrations, this sympathetic and tender tale communicates clear and reasonable answers to firsttime questions about a difficult subject matter.
"A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children's books, including "Alex and the Tart," "Flop Ear and His Friends," "Ricky," ""and "Snowy's Special Secret." He is the winner of the "Reader's Digest" Award for Best Children's Books Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland.