Beaver Is Lost

There’s not much to say about a book with four words. The idea came to me at the zoo in Chicago. I was with my daughters at the beaver exhibit. The beavers were so large and round, moving through the water with great purpose. Grace, even. It struck me that these were wild creatures in the city, and what if one were lost here and had to find its way back home? I went around Chicago and drew watery places the beaver would have to navigate: fountains, swimming pools, sewers. I don’t think I’m giving too much away to say that this beaver eventually finds his way home.