Author Priscilla Galloway • Illustrator Karen Patkau
Annick Press 1988
The lap audience will find comfort and reassurance in this gentle story. Glowing, collage illustrations by one of Canada’s best-known picture book artists add to the warmth of the text.
AWARDS & HONOURS
• 2nd Annual Dimensional Illustrators Merit Award 1991
• “Hugh takes Seal with him everywhere, but suddenly Seal has disappeared. We can see her in the land of lost toys, she misses Hugh as he does her, but then a kitten enters Hugh’s life. He cannot forget Seal, but is consoled while Seal learns to make friends among the lost toys … a simple little story that is enchantingly enlarged and enriched by Karen Patkau’s warm, funny collages.” – London Free Press
• “… This intriguing story is supplemented by delightful collages … Karen Patkau’s use of felt, string , wire, foil and paper, with a furry seal and kitten, help to bring this story to life for young readers and listeners. – Highly Recommended – Canadian Materials
• “This is a simply done yet sensitive story for young children that will lend itself well to discussion about pets, families, and losing things (or people) we love. Children might enjoy trying out their own collage creations as a follow-up.” – Nancy Tully