On first reading, I completely fell in love with this picture book published by Frances Lincoln. Katie Cotton's rich, poetic text tells the story of a long journey home across a changing landscape:
Fly with me to far away,
where sun still warms the ground.
For winter's in the dying light
and in that windswept sound.
It's one of those stories that gives you a warm feeling inside and instantly calms you down - good for a sleepy bedtime read for the under 5s. Sarah Jacoby's illustrations suit it perfectly - delicate and detailed, full of atmosphere and light. Bravo Frances Lincoln for the packaging too - hardback with foil titles and a fabric spine. I'll be recommending this as a gift for sure.