When I first started to read this, I expected it to read as a comic without comedy. This is set during WW2 so it is a somber read but not depressing. The illustrations in this book are amazing and the story is completely relatable. This book specifically speaks to kids who's parents are serving off-shore. Yes, the demographic for this read is for children of soldiers but, adults will enjoy and appreciate this read as well. I thought it was smart and emotionally provoking to portray a child's worry, concern, and fear of the war as well as the possibility that their parent isn't returning an honest and brave thing to do. Kids need to know that what they are feeling is normal and okay and most importantly, that they are not alone.
I recommend this book.
I received this book for review from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.