Fern's Nanna has not been herself of late. And when Mom remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of her life, Fern decides to fetch the joy back. With her catching-kit at the ready, she goes to the park and finds joy in all sorts of unusual places. Whooooshh!
But Fern soon realizes that joy doesn't fit in a bag, or a box, or a can! How will she manage to bring some back to Nanna? Emotional, funny, and uplifting, this beautiful picture book has a strong message about empathy and maintaining loving relationships with our grandparents.
"Once Fern understands what 'joy' means ('Like when we all dance after dinner?'), she determines to capture some at the local park — a puppy’s bounce in a box, a baby’s giggles in a can, sun sparkles in a saucepan — and take it all to her grandmother. But joy isn’t quite so easily given, or is it?... Newcomer Follath’s sweet, heart-on-her-sleeve pictures, Fern’s sense of agency, and the story’s core conceit — that you can’t package joy — may strike a chord with readers." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jul 19, 2018|
|Publisher||words & pictures|