Where I live, lots of lights flash and glow in the night sky.
It's different at Grandpa's house.
After spending a full week with grandpa in the country, a young child sees the night sky clearly for the first time and realizes all the wonderful things that can be seen there with the help of grandpa and a bit of imagination - penguins! rubber boots! even an elephant!
When Grandpa has to go in to the hospital, the young child misses those visits a lot. Then the child has an idea! With the help of craft supplies and some paper the night sky at grandpa's house can be recreated on the ceiling of the bedroom. Now they can find the penguins and rubber boots and elephants from home and maybe even see Grandpa in those stars and constellations.
Carolyn Huizinga Mills's first picture book, The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain, was chosen as a 2018 Blue Spruce Honour Book, which gave Carolyn the opportunity to meet many excited readers through school visits and at the Forest of Reading Festival in Toronto. Her debut novel, The Good Son, was published in March 2021. She grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and now lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband and two children.
Samantha Lucy Haslam is an illustrator, graphic designer and animator from Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Visual Communications program at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2012, with a major in illustration.