Herman and Rosie / by Melanie Ida Chopko

I adore this, especially on a Monday like today.

[Loneliness is what] Australian author and illustrator Gus Gordon explores with infinite gentleness, simple words and gorgeous pictures in Herman and Rosie — the story of a crocodile and a deer who live as neighboring strangers, like most New Yorkers do, until they discover that they have two profound things in common: an enormous love of music and a deep-seated lonesomeness in this big city they call home but never quite feel embraced by.