When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. But when the animals break into the suitcase and discover a very special photograph, they begin to understand what the strange creature has been through, and together they create a very special welcome present .
The Suitcase is a heart-warming tale of overcoming fears and showing kindness to others. Sophisticated techniques are employed to convey the simple yet powerful story in a clear and accessible way. There is a consistent style of simple illustrations throughout the book which effectively convey the message of empathy towards those in need. Colour is used to great effect throughout, from the differing colours attributed to different characters to sepia tones to indicate memories. A thought-provoking story about displacement and acceptance which will appeal to all ages.
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