Charlie Mackesy was born during a snowy winter in Northumberland. He has been a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He has collaborated with Richard Curtis for Comic Relief, and Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, “The Unity Series.” He has lived and painted in South Africa, Southern Africa and New Orleans, and co-runs a social enterprise, Mama Buci, in Zambia, which helps families of low and no income to become beekeepers. He lives in London but is often in Suffolk. Visit him at charliemackesy.com
J. Öfele, Thalia-Buchhandlung Heidenheim
This book and its very nice pictures open your eyes and your heart to the strength of friendship, self-love and the wonders of life. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse become friends and offer each other respect, appreciation and worldly wisdom. We can learn from their harmony and exercise in serenity by taking to heart how they accept and encourage each other. This little book is for everyone who opens his or her heart to it.