Unlikely best friends will melt hearts in this wry, gentle tale that grapples with death and finds solace in memory
Little bird Hopper lives on top of Reggie the rhinoceros, feasting on all his pesky flies. Hopper depends on Reggie—for yummy flies, for shelter from the rain, and for protection from sneaky lions. Reggie also knows the best silly jokes!
To Hopper, Reggie is invincible . . . but Reggie knows he’s not so young anymore. To prepare Hopper, Reggie makes sure he remembers all their best adventures together. The only problem is Hopper’s habit of exaggerating!
Reggie departs peacefully over three wordless spreads. And when Hopper finds a new crew of oxpecker birds, he brings his hero back to life with a rousing tale. Remember when Reggie chased off three—no, three hundred—sneaky lions . . . ?