That it is about a fox, lost in the forest. It finds its way into a village and tries to seek shelter.
A dangerous being! Fiery red, unfamiliar creature from the woods! Folks drive it away. Shoo! Kick! Off you go!
It runs away, into a deserted greenhouse.
Only a boy sees it.
He brings a basket of food and enters the greenhouse ...
What can I tell you about this picture book?
That sometimes only children seem to be able to understand the need to be kind and compassionate to another being, no matter where it's from, no matter what it is.
That Kindness is Beauty.
The quiet Winter carries beauty. But it also carries coldness. And Kindness comes in the form of warmth, like a basket of food. It can spread like light. It can grow like flowers in the greenhouse. A garden right in one's room of heart.
What else can I tell you about this picture book?
That it is wordless. The message is strong and warm enough. Oh, and that the artwork is made out of cut-paper. I think it's brilliant. The wintry background is so successful I can hear the whistle of the wind and feel cold breath on my arms.
Then, that boy, the glow on his face, and the fiery fox, warm me up quietly.
Quite an enchanting book. Have you read this yet?