The illustrations of the watercolorist Elicia Edijanto tell the bond between children and animals, opening to a wild, sweet, ancestral and fraternal world. Kipling had understood it with The Jungle Book, it was understood by Walt Disney and then also Belle and Sebastien. My brother taught me when we were kids and he lived symbiosically with his dog; he ran four-legged with him in the countryside and rolled together in the land, between the dismay of my parents and the laughter of my cousins. He has shown us with a certain scent literature, a result of the study of children raised with animals without having contact with their own kind. Friendship does not know boundaries of species. And nature and animals are a perfect metaphor for telling stories and relationships, digging between dreams and childhood memories, showing an embarrassing depth that points to times and often forgotten places. And Elicia, all this, can show it with a few ink traces and an exaggerated world of shadows and dirty water.