“A great graduation gift, yet the inspiring messaging is hindered by the accompanying child-like illustrations ”
In the vein of Oh the Places You’ll Go!, this inspiring book shares a myriad of hopes, dreams, and exciting experiences reminding young children of their potential, the amazing world that awaits them, and no ceiling to how high they can reach. Noteworthy events and activities fill the pages, from simple but appealing actions like “cakes to be gobbled,” “rainstorms to run in,” and “books to be read” to the more weighty accomplishments, like “peaks to be scaled” and “dreams that come true.” The mix of simple happenings accompanying the less frequent, more important milestones thoughtfully shows the beauty in the small, joy-invoking moments along with invigorating, larger measures of success. The child-like illustrations demonstrate the intentional gearing towards young minds with the scribbly, stick-figure-esque characters, yet perhaps hinder the classic potential when paired with the lovely, hopeful, and motivating messaging. Some clever wordage, such as “mending fences,” adds to the applicability of the book, but the text is slightly diminished by the interrupting flow due to the on-and-off rhyming. This, along with the simple illustrations, ultimately make this sweet book rank a touch below greatness, though still remaining a wonderful choice for graduation gifting and encouraging children to reach for the sky.
From the bestselling creators of Happiness Is comes a celebration of the many delightful, triumphant, silly, sweet, life-changing experiences that lie ahead.
A world full of wonder is waiting for you . . . the sky is the limit of what you can do!
The only thing needed to begin this marvelous adventure? YOU! From far-reaching endeavors to the quieter milestones that have a magic all of their own, this gift-y picture book celebrates life’s most meaningful moments, and encourages readers to reach for a sky’s worth of possibilities.
• A joyous all-ages book perfect for families and children celebrating everyday accomplishments • An inspiring graduation gift • Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are the creators of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Happiness Is… series.
This book talks about hopes and dreams for the future. What are your dreams? What do you want to accomplish in the future and how can you prepare?
The book lists and illustrates different things that could happen through life. Do you keep a journal? Why do you think writing down your experiences might be important?
For Bea and Mila
For Bea and Mila
“Both the upbeat celebration of possibility and a spread of characters in graduation gowns place this book as a conceptual companion to Oh, the Places You’ll Go! However, with its avoidance of diversity, it feels very much out of step with the times.
An uplifting book about unlimited potential that’s, sadly, pretty limited.”