On the Night of the Shooting Star by Amy Hest and illustrated by Jenni Desmond
Two solitary animals, a bunny and a dog, live next door to each other. Both are content in their quiet lives, but occasionally they steal glances at one another. They don’t speak to each other, though. Until a night when they both witness the magic of a shooting star. This event gives them courage to reach out to one another and they become friends.
This is a warm, gentle, reflective book about the value of friendship. The sweet illustrations depict fun details of each animal’s life, showing the reader the interiors of their houses as well as the beautiful lake on whose shore they live and the sky. Bunny and Dog’s expressions are pleasant and show the joy they take in their lives, enriched further by their new-found friendship.