Adjusting to life in a new city is tough. When a young boy moves from the countryside, everyone around him seems so unfriendly. Lonely and homesick, he sits on a bench outside his new apartment block and watches the busy urban lives going on behind the lit windows. The daily tribulations of a writer, a cook, a gardener, a pianist and an energetic family are a few of the stories that unfold as he looks on. Gradually the boy begins to interact with the people around him and decides to throw a big party to bring all the neighbours together....
This is a heartwarming tale about fitting in and making friends, packed with hilarious details that will keep children young and old entertained for hours.
Aart-Jan Venema is a Dutch illustrator living and working in The Hague.
220 x 290 mm
Made from: paper, card