Title: Hopper and Wilson
Author: Maria van Lieshout
Publisher: Philomel Books (a division of Penguin Young Readers)
Release Date: May 12, 2011
Have you ever wondered what it might be like at the End of the World across the ocean? Hopper the Elephant and Wilson the Mouse are sure that it is a perfectly lovely place. Wilson is sure that there is an endless supply of lemonade and Hopper decides that there must be a staircase to the moon so he can touch it.
Hopper and Wilson is a story of friendship and reunion. When Hopper gets lost in a storm on the sea, Wilson wonders whether he will ever see his friend again. None of the sea creatures have seen him. And what if they never reach the end of the world, after all?
The conclusion of Hopper and Wilson will delight readers. I chuckled a bit as an adult. Reaching the end of the world helps these two friends understand the true meaning of home: a place filled with those who love and know us best.