This little girl has so many friends near her home in the countryside — and many of them aren't people! A rooster taught her how to march; an ant taught her to explore the earth. But of course she has human friends too, including a teacher who taught her how to study and learn. It turns out that there are so many friends in the great outdoors... you just have to know where to look.
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi shows children that sometimes knowledge can come from all kinds of friends.
"In this ode to everyday activities and things, a free-spirited girl hops, jumps and kicks her way across the countryside, paying homage to her friends along the way. Like a satellite launched into perpetual motion, the constantly moving child praises — among others — the rooster who taught her to march, the ant who taught her to explore the earth and the teachers who taught her to study. In spare, luminous landscapes, the minute world reveals a special beauty to those still and attentive enough to behold it." — Publishers Weekly
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|Jul 21, 2005