a sweet and inclusive tale of kindness and creativity, simply, deftly and tenderly drawn using collage and colour delightfullyThis is a deceptively simple story that will pull at your heartstrings and fill you with warmth all at the same time.
His name is David. He’s the boy with flowers in his hair and he’s my best friend... David is the boy with flowers in his hair. He’s sweet and gentle, just like his petals. But when David’s flowers begin to fall – a single petal at first, then every last blossom – his best friend never leaves his side. And through kindness and creativity, he even finds a way to give David his colour back…
Beautifully illustrated and sensitively told, this story is about being there for someone when they are at their most vulnerable, and brings to life a pure and poignant friendship that children will never forget.
Jarvis studied Graphic Design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children’s bookmaker. His books with Walker include Follow Me, Flo!, Tropical Terry, Mrs Mole, I’m Home! and Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, which won the V&A Best Illustrated Book. He is also the illustrator of the much-loved "Pick a ..." series written by Patricia Toht, Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin. Follow him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.