A much-needed book set in the jewel-coloured jungle opens up the difficult theme of death with gentle and caring words to children and adults alike. The text carries strong feelings but it is accessible and healing at the same time.
Tapir sees his best friend Silkmonkey getting sick and fading away. Once she is gone, he is angry and sad and con sed, and acts up with everyone, even though all other animals − Sloth, Parrot and Bear − make room for him in his sorrow. Litte by little, Tapir must accept his loss and understand that he is not the only one who misses Silkmonkey.
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