Novelist Khaled Hosseini has surprised the literary establishment (as well as his millions of fans) and published what can only be described as a poem. We have been amused by the customer reviews on Amazon ("more drawing than text and it is only 40 pages long" - welcome to the world of poetry!) but this incredibly moving book has a serious message as a father and son who have fled their home in the city of Homs wait for a boat to take them away from Syria. Inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe, this sparse, telling text (The skies spitting bombs. / Starvation. / Burials.) and the gently haunting watercolour illustrations of Dan Williams, make this the perfect book to share with children and discuss what it might be like to be a refugee.