No matter what ISBN: 9780747563310
Published by Bloomsbury, 2003
'Small was feeling grim and dark.' This charming story begins with Small (a little fox) showing his dark feelings by having a tantrum and trashing the sitting room. His mum, Large, soon twigs what is wrong when he says: 'I'm a grim and grumpy little Small and nobody loves me at all'. She reassures him over and over again. Even in his wildest imaginings about what he might become - a bear, a bug, or even a crocodile - all the while she is showing her love by feeding him, bathing him, and fixing his toys. Then he asks the ultimate question: will she still love him when they are 'dead and gone'. She shows him the stars, many of which died years ago, but still shine: 'love, like starlight, never dies'. A delicately beautiful picture book to share over and over.