Love is a serious matter when you are a child… “He had said noon. And now, it’s worse than noon. I want to see him, and then the second after: not anymore. That’s how it is.” The little owl, in her yellow polka-dots dress, waits for her friend, a strange bird who sits in front of her at school and is really good in geography. They are inseparables, talk much about everything, and about nothing sometimes also. Today, they have planned a trip, a very little trip, from the school to the river with their bikes… and he’s still not there.
A beautiful book about the strength of friendship, favoured by the delicate, funny and Sempé-like moving drawings of Irène Bonacina.