Found this book in Lisbon, one year ago perhaps… I was touched by the poetical and melancholic illustrations and the subject of the story.
How do you accept the lost of a friend? The sadness of it?
This book has the answers.
“One morning, the bear was crying. His bird friend had died. The Bear cut a tree from the woods and build up a little box. With berry juice, he painted the box with a beautiful color and covered the bottom of the box with petals. Than, he placed carefully his little fellow inside. The little bird seemed to be making a brief nap. His coral feathers were silky and his beak bird shined like a onyx stone (…)”
A book from Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai. Original Title: Kuma to Yamaneko.