A heart-warming celebration of the power of love,and how it's our similarities, not our differences, that matter most. Settingout to visit their loved one, a child curiously asks a fellow commuter, 'Whoare you going to visit?', and in answer to this simple question, the childlearns about the love and loss in the life of a stranger. A father who livesapart from his small daughter, a husband who has lost his wife, a granddaughterwho is forgotten by her grandfather, and a mother who fears for her son'srecovery. After each conversation, the child understands that the othercommuter has someone in their life that they love 'as much as I love you', andit is this understanding that allows the child to explore the most universal ofhuman experiences: the power of love in the many different forms that it cantake. Visiting You also explores asense of community. Under her mother's supervision, a young child reaches outand connects with the people around them; they're not scared of strangers, orpeople who might 'look' scary, or people who are different to them. Sometimes itcan take conscious decision and determination to look past outward appearances. Visiting You encourages us to findthe similarities between people instead of focusing on differences, torecognise some part of ourselves in the life of a stranger.
Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg is a librarian, children's author and general book enthusiast, who lives in Sydney, Australia, with her bearded husband, two small mischievous children, two fluffy dogs, and a bearded dragon. Though she is obsessed with books of all kinds, she is particularly enamored with picture books and would happily spend an entire day (and a year's salary) in a good book store. Her first picture book, Reflection, was a CBCA Notable book for 2017.Andrea Edmonds is an artist and illustrator who has worked on children's books, greeting cards, stationery, commissioned artworks and animation. She loves developing story and character ideas fueled by a stash of dark chocolate and countless cups of tea.