It took a few reads for me to appreciate this book as I thought it read a little too much like a poem rather than a simpler story for young children. Now though, we've become used to and embraced the more complex writing and love the language and expressions used. The range of emotions felt within this book really are wonderful. The illustrations are beautiful. So gentle and soothing, they really help tell the story and capture the emotions of the animals perfectly.
For those who want to know, it's about an old hare who befriends a little robin and they become close. One night a storm rips through the woods and the next morning robin can not be found anywhere (quite an emotional part!). Thankfully they are happily reunited and the old hare finds robin's uprooted tree and plants it outside his burrow where they live together happily etc etc... Highly recommended!