When so much of the world is new, you want to go slowly. to stop and enjoy everything; hills to roll down, perfect-sized rocks, trees that seem to whisper their thoughts. It’s the same when you’re much, much older, and every time ‘round the seasons seems precious. Yet the folks in the middle (we know who we are) are always rushing, rushing, rushing. Appointments to make, trains to catch, places to be, FAST. <p/>That’s what makes the bond between old dog and the little girl so special. From the time she takes her first steps, old dog finds someone - at last! - who wants to go at the same pace he does. To walk with everywhere, through this wide, wonderful world. <p/>A love song to the bond between young and old, this book will make you want to sit right down and read to someone you care about.
Martha Brockenbrough is the acclaimed author of two books for adults and 10 books for young readers, including <i>Unpresidented;</i><i>The Game of Love and Death</i>; <i>Love, Santa</i>; <i>The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy</i>; <i>Devine Intervention</i>; and <i>Cheerful Chick</i>. Martha teaches in the master’s program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, their two daughters, and their wonderful old dog. Visit her online at marthabrockenbrough.com.<br></br><br></br>Brian Won is an illustrator and art director. His debut picture book, <i>Hooray for Hat!</i>, was a Children’s Choice Award Finalist and an NPR Best Book. A Chicago native, Brian currently lives in Southern California with his wife and their son. You can visit him online at brianwon.com.
<b>Gabriel Alborozo</b> previously worked as a cartoonist for such magazines as <i>Private Eye </i>and <i>Punch</i>, but his first love is and has always been creating art for children. He is the author and illustrator of <i>The Mouse and the Moon</i>, <i>Good Night, Firefly</i>, and<i> The Colour Thief</i>, among other favorites. A citizen of both England and Australia, Gabriel is no stranger to making new friends. He lives by the sea in England.