"A sensitively told story that reminds us all of the importance of hope"
April is not happy. She and her mum are moving house (maybe to a refuge? They leave in a hurry, in the dark and the new house is big, with lots of closed doors, silent people behind them). Mum promises that every cloud has a silver lining, but April can’t find one.
Gifted with some seeds, she plants them and then waits, but the flowers won’t appear and despite what her mum promises, it doesn’t feel that lovely things are just around the corner. But, as the weeks and months pass, we can see things are getting better as colour creeps in to the illustrations, and then they finally get to move into their own home, just as tiny green shoots start to unfurl. Now, April is happy.
Sensitively told and unafraid to take on challenging themes, the story reminds us all of the healing power of hope, of nature and time.