A playful tale about friendship and home
"What," Hopper asks his little friend Wilson, "do you think it's like at the end of the world?" Hopper, the blue elephant, imagines a staircase to the moon, while Wilson, the yellow mouse, hopes for an endless supply of lemonade. So the two sail off in a boat made of paper . . . only to discover they already have everything they could wish for in each other, and at home. Maria van Lieshout's adorable new picture book tugs at heartstrings, inspires discussion, and reminds us all how good returning home can feel.
Praise for HOPPER AND WILSON
"...van Lieshout's story is filled with adventure, emotion, and imagery that supplies lots of effervescent warmth."Publisher's Weekly
"Winsomely ambiguous and otherworldly, this sweet, quirky story offers fantastic footholds for dizzying discussion."Kirkus Reviews
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||10.12(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Maria van Lieshout (www.mariavanlieshout.com) lives in San Francisco, California.
What People are Saying About This
"This was my (Phil’s) absolute favorite book of the year. I love this book. Erin and I taught a writing workshop this year as a fundraiser. We made sure to read this book aloud to a room of adults as an example of how to write a beautiful book."
—Philip and Erin Stead, author and illustrator of Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This touching story is about two friends, Wilson a small yellow mouse and Hopper a blue elephant who wonder what they might find at the end of the world. Hopper dreams of a staircase to the moon, while Wilson dreams about lemonade, lots of lemonade. So the two decide to set sail for the end of the world, but this journey leads to disaster when the two are separated after a large waves throws Hopper out of their paper boat. This trip ends with the realization that everything they need has always been at home: each other. This book is beautifully illustrated, the contrast between the water color and the newspaper boat is striking. The story and artwork are sure to evoke many feelings and great discussion.