Heart and the Bottle, The
Oliver Jeffers (2010), Philomel Books
This story captures the heart-break of a young girl after facing the loss of someone she loved dearly. The girl decides to protect her heart from opening and thus being hurt again. After making this choice, she begins to see the world differently – heavy and awkward. She remains this way until a small, curious child reminds her of the importance of wonder and opening oneself to the possibilities of life.