And we were not disappointed.
In this charming tale of ‘boy meets planet’, there’s a deep and heart-warming storyline about learning to let go of the things we love.
With a spark of magic and touch of McLaughlin‘s creative genius, this new and unfurling friendship can’t help but fuel the reader’s imagination and incite pertinent discussion for younger readers.
As our protagonist, Orson builds his very own planet, with a cup full of rocks, a lot of nothingness and a dash of water, he soon realises that that was the easy bit, taking care of his planet would be an altogether, much more tricky affair.
Planets take an awful lot of looking after don’t you know?
They need to be fed and watered, cleaned and tidied and generally well looked after, not too dissimilar from us humans!
We enjoy the gentleness of McLaughlin’s work and the way in which he addresses a difficult or sensitive subject matter with sensitivity and positivity in equal measure. A truly uplifting read and one we’ll enjoy returning to.