by Dunja Jogan
Felix after the Rain is a book all children and adults can relate to. It is a read-aloud, which resonates and that is what makes it an assembly special. This book will appeal to all who worry about their worries and its uplifting message celebrates the hopeful nature of life in all its fullness. The child who empties the suitcase epitomises the concept that empathy is more than sympathy...it is about action. It is those actions that allow Felix to live again.
Tiny Owl certainly know how publish elegant read-alouds and this book is no exception. Dunja Jogan words, translated by Olivia Hellewell, alongside the powerful illustrations literally create a perfect storm of emotions, which illuminate beautifully the power of words and pictures to transform us as readers.