Shy Willow (Hardcover)
Willow is a shy rabbit. She much prefers staying in her abandoned mailbox home and drawing to being outside, where things are scary. But when a boy with a special birthday wish mistakenly drops a letter in her box, Willow knows she has to make sure the letter gets delivered, even if it means being extremely brave. Cat Min’s illustrations, filled with bright colors and wonderful texture, are perfectly paired with this story of new friendship, adventure, and what you can find when you step outside of your comfort zone. -Laura— From Spring Booknotes 2021
Willow is shy. VERY shy.
Her home is in an abandoned mailbox, and she'd rather stay put. Outside kids scream and soccer balls collide, trees look like monsters, and rain is noisy in a scary kind of way. It's much nicer to stay inside, drawing. But then a young boy drops a letter in Willow's mailbox: it's a note to the moon asking for a special favor. Willow knows that if she doesn't brave the world outside, the letter will never be delivered, and the boy will be heartbroken. Should she try? Can she?
Cat Min delivers a breathtakingly illustrated story about shyness, the power of empathy, and what it means to make a friend.
About the Author
Cat Min is an illustrator, animator, and writer. Cat grew up as a shy kid in Hong Kong, where she spent most of her childhood drawing and making comic books out of printer paper and staples with her best friend. She studied animation and film at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and completed the Illustration & Visual Storytelling Summer Residency Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is also a member of SCBWI. Her (not so) guilty pleasures are: McDonald's french fries, sappy romance comics, mobile escape game apps, visual novels, and all things cheese.