despite the title, this book is actually incredibly thought provoking and better described by the author as being about "the horror of being alive in a world where atrocities happen". worth the read if you've got the stomach.
Flotsam, David Wiesner. We have yet to find a Wiesner book we don't like! This takes the message in the bottle concept further and shows - without words, only beautiful illustrations - how imagination and curiosity are qualities children everywhere have in common. ★★★★