About this Book Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life. Life begins small, then grows…There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel’s stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.
Reviews from Around the World The text gave me the feel of a loving adult sitting beside a child, musing on life and how to live it. Conversational, confiding and reassuring in tone - like a grandparent reflecting on the experience of a long lifetime - in language perfectly suited to a young child. Exquisitely written and so moving.
Then there are Brendan Wenzel's astonishingly beautiful illustrations that take the simple words and expand them with sheer visual power. There is humor here too in the images as well as tremendous depth. How do you start a conversation with a young child about life? Read this book with them. - Lynn, Goodreads