When a brother and sister go for a walk, their imaginations turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in this sweet and whimsical picture book.
Pup is pulling, Maisie is pushing, and Jonah is looking and listening as the three of them set off on their daily dog walk. But what begins as a chore becomes an unexpected celebration of imagination as their neighborhood transforms. Maisie sees butterfly; Jonah sees a popsicle garden! Maisie sees the postman; Jonah sees a sky slide! And…is that…a tree of cats?!
Differences are what brings richness to the everyday in gorgeous homage to the wonders of the world around us—and the worlds we can create—if only we stop to look and listen.
Richard Jackson was a long-time editor at Atheneum Books for Young Readers and the critically acclaimed author of a number of books, including Have A Look, Says Book., illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, which Publishers Weekly proclaimed “a shoe-in for the bedtime rotation;” All Ears, All Eyes, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson; and This Beautiful Day, illustrated by Suzy Lee, which received three starred reviews.
Patrice Barton earned her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in studio art. Her work appears in picture books, chapter books, children’s magazines, and the educational market. Patrice works digitally from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her husband, son, and good dog Archer. Visit her online at PatriceBarton.com.
Siblings dream up extraordinary sights while walking their dog.
A warm, quiet ode to imagination.
– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED, January 1, 2021
When Mom asks Maisie to walk their dog, Tink, Maisie's brother, Jonah, who uses a wheelchair, says, “Me too . . . Walk me.” They set off on a fanciful journey to see what’s disguised in the landscape around them. Simple text and soft washes of color conceived digitally with pencil illustrate the adorable, happy kids, happy dog, and happy walk. Everyone wins in this imaginative daytime walking adventure.
– Booklist, February 1, 2021
A quiet and peaceful picture book about how playing pretend can elevate a chore.