Told through pictures, Hike by Pete Oswald is the story of a father and child taking a spring hiking trip into the mountains. Everything feels fresh and new, and you can literally feel the father and child breathing it in. The gender of the child is left open in this story to make it more inclusive. As Pete Oswald said in an interview with Publishers Weekly, he wanted a story that anybody could relate to. I love that.
Category: Picture Books
Milo Imagines the World is a picture book for anyone who has ever made a snap judgment about someone. In other words, this book is for EVERYONE! Milo and his older sister are riding the New York City subway (to find out where they’re going, you have to read the book!). They take the long subway trip every Sunday, and Milo always feels like “a shook-up soda. Excitement stacked on top of worry on top of confusion on top of love.”