“The concept behind my design was to capture the moment in which the main characters are preparing to go for a walk. This moment represents the consolidation of a new friendship between two strangers who have just met.

I based my interpretation on Willie’s perspective of the world as a little boy. He often felt fragile and that he was so small compared to the ‘gigantic’ world around him. 

That is why I designed the viewpoint to crop the characters from the waist down reflecting how the book depicts a child’s point of view on a tragic world war.”