The crow and the cherry blossom meet at the beginning of spring, and part at the end of spring. In the shortest of friendships, each learns to appreciate the other’s beauty, and a beautiful memory is created.
Spring has come. When the crow wakes and opens his eyes, he discovers that the cherry blossom throughout the town has opened too – all except one little bud, which is still sleeping. He waits patiently for the bud to unfurl and flower. After a thunderstorm, the crow’s feathers are soaked through, but the cherry blossom is still intact. In the quiet of early morning, the crow tells the cherry blossom about his dream. He looks forward to meeting him again next spring. But can that really happen?
The Crow and the Cherry Blossom is an elegant and poetic picture book. The gentle narrative style and the detailed pencil drawings offer a calm and comforting reading experience. Crow is black, Cherry Blossom is pink. One moves, one is still. The crow and the cherry blossom are so different, yet they gradually open up to each other, and enjoy a friendship that is short, but deep.