Riley brought this home from the Library as part of the book of the month club. We had already seen the movie, which I loved. The book is beautiful — the hand drawn images are used to tell the story, as are the written words, and it flows really well. I would add this book/movie combo to the list of those in which I like the movie better than the book… There was just some small nuances of the movie that I liked better than the book, but I won’t reveal them here. Contact also falls into that category, and perhaps no others do.