On the Night of the Shooting Star
By Amy Hest; Illustrated by Jenni Desmond
Bunny and Dog are neighbors who never talk to each other. One night, it occurs to each of them that the other needs a friend. Then, they both see a shooting star. This special event is just what is needed to spark their friendship.
Few kids’ stories illustrate this truth: It can be very awkward to start a conversation with a person you have “known” for a long time but never talked to. It just takes one moment, and a willingness to overcome the awkwardness, to begin again.
The details of the illustrations are just darling, particularly Bunny’s and Dog’s homes – filled with biscuits and cocoa, carrots and knitting.