Author(s): Robert Vescio; Melissa Mackie (Illustrator)
Finn, a young boy, is lonely. Puss, a cat, is lost. Then Finn and Puss meet. Suddenly Finn isn't lonely anymore, and Puss seems quite happy to be with Finn, too.
So, when Finn sees a "Lost" poster put up by Puss's owners, he's faced with a tough decision. Will he do the right thing? This simple story, told in few words, touches on themes of hope, despair, loneliness, and friendship. Above all, it gently explores how sometimes we need to make hard choices but that 'doing the right thing' has its own rewards.
"... effectively deals with simple emotions that children under five can relate to, as well as challenging them to feel compassion, understand the possible perspectives of others, and display a sense of responsibility. Like me, this book is sure to win your affections, too!" -- Romi Sharp * Review. Finn and Puss * "Of course at the heart of this book is the lesson itself... making the hard decisions that we know (deep down) are the right ones and even if they're bloody hard to make. That we feel better afterwards because we know we've done the right thing." * Book Review * "The touching simply-told story of a lonely boy finding a friend, only to have to part again. Illustrations in gentle colours complete this appealing book." "Told in a few words but with exquisite illustrations that are as gentle as the story but rich in emotion and detail, this is a story which explores the connections between a child and a pet and how hard it can be to do the right thing."
Robert Vescio is a full-time children's author whose aim is to enthuse and inspire children to read and write and leave them bursting with imaginative ideas. Melissa Mackie enjoys drawing from everyday life to creating quirky new realities. Her favourite medium is gouache and watercolour on paper.