GoodReads:How do you use your voice, once you’ve finally found it?
A young girl, growing in self-confidence, befriends a stranger who becomes her closest companion. Despite their differences, they speak and sing and laugh, their friendship weathering darkness and light, stormy seas and calm waters. But embarking on an uncertain journey to a new land with thousands of others, the two become separated, and the girl worries that her voice alone is too quiet to find her friend, to make herself known. But their voices lead them back to each other, and each finds their own inner strength. While each voice speaks of a different history, together they can preserve their pasts in their new home. Together they carve out a place in the world with their words.
Sometimes there are picture books that are lovely to look at, and then there are some that wrap you with words and art. I would say this was certainly the latter. There was a soothing tone to this overall and quite a valid read for young ones during these difficult times. It’s a story of finding and using your voices together in friendship, and the art has you slow to turn to the next page as you want to take in every detail. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves picture books/has young ones to read to. This gem is out today and I want to thank Canongate Books for this lovely copy in exchange for my honest review.