This book won an award for its stunning illustrations, making it a Caldecott Honor Book. These illustrations were striking and really enhanced the text. It is a great book to teach a tough topic and teach about finding joy in the hardest of situations.
I would use this in my future classroom because it is a great book to use to teach something that is not always easy to teach. Also, it is easy for children to follow along with the rhyming text and amazing images.