- 44,99 zł
A sweet and humorous Valentine’s Day story about a little girl’s first crush
In this charming tale, one little girl would love nothing more than to share her heart with a little boy she has a crush on, if only she could overcome her shyness and tell him how she feels. She tries everything she can think of to get him to notice her. But in the end, it turns out that she didn’t have to do anything—he’d noticed her all along.
With its quirky humor and unique, child-friendly illustrations, There's This Thing is perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers, and for Valentines of any age.
Praise for There's This Thing:
"[A] refreshing reminder that it can be hard to ask for what we want, and that even introverts need love above all."—New York Times Book Review
"[A] charming and inspiring story."—Charlotte Parent
In an allegorical story about elusive love, a wistful girl with a mop of red hair seeks an undefined "thing." "It's all..." she begins, as a soda bottle erupts in a rainbow geyser, "and..." she continues, hugging a cat. Her attempts to capture the "thing" include leaving a trail of crumbs (which attracts a noisy goose) and setting a trap (which snags an angry brown bear). Brecon's art mirrors the girl's loneliness a wild parade she leads is interrupted by a rainstorm, and as she sits gloomily on a curb, shop windows advertise keys ("I really want to share my heart, but I just can't find the right way to open it"). Eventually, a boy joins her on a park bench, delivering the message that love often comes when one stops searching for it, but some readers may find the girl's vaguely described longings tricky to parse. Ages 5 8. Agency: The Bright Agency.