Traveling light: The Red Suitcase by Giles Baum

From the book jacket:

Sometimes you have to be brave

Sometimes you have to leave behind everything you know to go somewhere safe.

This is the story of one small dragon’s journey to find a new home.”

I include the above because, once know, it makes sense that this story of a journey is about a refugee.  I did not fully realize that when reading the book.  As a story about a refugee, it is straight forwardly told and for the youngest children.  Through beautiful, simple illustrations young readers/listeners watch asa  young dragon with a suitcase goes on a journey and finds a new group and a sense of safety.

The book could also, in my opinion, be a metaphor for journeys that each of us takes.  We all have our imaginary suitcases full of what we learned and need and, with them, move on to take greater risks.

Either way, both?  Let me know what you think if you read this one.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for this book in exchange for an honest review.

#TheRedSuitcase #NetGalley

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