The black thing is a strange creature only visible to a little girl. One day, she follows it home
where they have so much fun together – drinking tea, hiding in closets, napping together in the
warm fur of a cuddly creature. Each picture in this beautiful book is taken from a delicate copperplate
etching by author-illustrator Kiyo Tanaka, crafted lovingly to depict a dream-like world
full of friendship.