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The Mountain

Illustrated by Simon Röthlisberger
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Could everyone be right in this light-hearted story about different perspectives?

The bear knows exactly what the mountain looks like—a forest. The sheep, octopus, and ant also know the mountain. It’s a meadow! It’s surrounded by water! It’s a maze of tunnels! The chamois and snow hare have their opinions too. It seems the mountain looks different to every animal. How can that be? And whose point of view is right?

Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger’s insightful story about tolerance is told in their feather light way.

"A natural for storytime, this humorous tale elevates the beauty of many perspectives."—Kirkus Reviews

About The Author

Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger were both born in Switzerland?and live together in Thun—near forests, mountains, and fresh air. Rebecca is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, studied at the HKB (Bern University of the Arts), and likes to have her head in the clouds. Simon is a trained graphic designer currently working as an art director and has been known to hoist a sail or two. Every now and then the two work together as a team, wielding pen and pencil side by side.

About The Illustrator

Simon is a trained graphic artist, is currently working in Thun, Switzerland as an art director, and likes sailing.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 19, 2021)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844575
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"A natural for storytime, this humorous tale elevates the beauty of many perspectives."

– Kirkus Reviews

"The detailed artwork is very appealing and magnificent."

– OmniLibros

"The Mountain is an intricately illustrated picture book that introduces tolerance to children in a very clever and fun way."

– KC Parent Magazine

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