It's hard to talk about Charlie Mackesy's book without jumping up and down, waving my arms and shouting, "You HAVE to buy this book!" Sweet, wise and beautifully illustrated, this is a book that you will want to pick up again and again and then buy 6 copies for best friends (which is what I did). It's about love, friendship and kindness, a book for our times and for all times. Each page is illustrated in Charlie's ink drawings as the story unfolds about a lonely boy and the friends he meets. It's a book, as Charlie says, for ages 8 to 80. A book that is, as Richard Curtis says, "A wonderful window into the human heart." Treat yourself to this precious book. It will brighten your day.