Product Details
List Price:
5 to 18
K to 12
Trim Size:
8.5" x 10.5"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-926-1
Full-color illustrations
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About the Book


Here is a celebration of our world, of all that we already know, and of all that we will discover.   A rabbit and bird set off on an adventure. They choose a path, explore the unknown, pretend and play and imagine—and finally return, wiser than before. Their journey has taught us that both a hum and a cry will bring comfort when we’re lost, that we should keep curiosity and adventure in our pocket, that the sky is always above us, and that all the paths we take will join to lead us home.   Perfect for anyone embarking on a new chapter in their lives, this tribute to all that is important in the world around us encourages readers to live life to the fullest.


"A poem's gentle admonishments nudge readers to open themselves up to the world….Children will intuitively understand the reassuring embrace of the enveloping dome overhead….A frenzy of feeling, pen strokes, and verse that seeks to excite and empower young people just awakening from childhood slumber." —Kirkus Reviews

"(Author) Dotlich urges readers to take risks … (and) Cordell’s ink-and-wash drawings give the pages life and humor…" —Publishers Weekly 

"This picture book encourages readers to make the most of their lives….Curiosity and adventure are encouraged…. The beautiful pen and ink with watercolor illustrations are as goose bump–inducing as the words of wisdom in the text. This inspirational book could be given as a graduation gift at almost any age." —School Library Journal 

Meet the Author

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca Kai Dotlich is the author of many children's poetry and picture books, including One Day, The End.; The Knowing Book; Lemonade Sun and, most recently, What If...? Then We.... Her books have won various honors, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award and the Golden Kite Honor Award. She lives near Indianapolis and gives presentations and workshops across the country.

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Meet the Illustrator

Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Knowing Book and If You Were a Chocolate Mustache.  His title Wolf in the Snow won the 2018 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Visit  

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