This story is told in the voice of a nine-year-old girl who has recently arrived to Canada from her war-torn country. The experiences are based on real-life situations; however, they are a compilation of the perspectives of two sisters and their little brother. The story is told in English, as they have been learning to speak very well, and very quickly! They really do know how to say the word October. They simply remember how they used to say it, and like the sound of it that way! The words and the illustrations in this book are a collaborative effort.