A young girl and her father walk through familiar streets on a brilliant, sun-drenched day. When they reach a park, the girl lets go of her father's hand. It is time for her to journey out on her own. As her father keeps watch, she finds an unfamiliar place--an extraordinary forest that blooms around her, lush and larger than life. She plays among gigantic leaves, discovers treasures, and thinks of how her father would love this place, too. She retraces her steps to a happy reunion with her father and a recounting of her exploration. Brought to life in soft, vibrant watercolors by renowned Cuban artist Armando Mariño, this lyrical story by Robie H. Harris captures the magic of a child finding her inner strength and curiosity--and discovering somewhere new all on her own.
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.87h x 9.13w x 0.47d
Audience: Ages 4-8
School Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 60
Publishers Weekly 11/15/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2021
Booklist 01/01/2022 pg. 81
About the Author
Robie H. Harris is the New York Times best-selling author of It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health; It's So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families; and It's NOT the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends. She is also the author of the Let's Talk About You and Me series. Robie H. Harris lives in New York City.