Be it a friendship, a relationship with a family member or a loved one—connections so strong that they exist beyond words are pure magic. In That Neighbor Kid, emotion is portrayed through expression and the beautiful colours that are gradually introduced as the friendship between a young boy and girl blossoms. Further symbolism works to tell more of the story. Fence palings are removed—the barrier dividing the two children no longer exists. The girl climbs the tree holding a hammer—she’s come to help the boy build his treehouse. Instead of a fence separating the houses and the children, a treehouse and tree denote their bond, their connection, their growing friendship. This is a quiet read that expresses all that is beautiful and good about being a child and friendships that are forever.