I first encountered this illustrated short story in an anthology for children. I was so impressed that I immediately bought the separate book. Whenever I read it to my children, I add at the end: "And this is one of the best books out there!"
It is a short story, indeed, more like a poem, but each line is marvelous, and the conclusion simply moving. It is so relevant of childhood and the intimate imagination each child experience. The drawings are astounding, in their detail and quality.
It is definitely a book to treasure!