In a galaxy spiraling white, on a small blue planet with a moon so pretty, in a green park in a bustling city, a little girl sits on a blanket with her family, eating a sandwich, an apple, and chips. Equipped with telescope and space book, Violet gazes up into the great beyond, imagining a rocket ride to the stars... and a soft, sleepy return to her blanket.
This is a gorgeous picture-book ode to wonder and safety, told in cumulative rhyme and with earthy illustrations evoking brick brownstones and crisp autumn skies. Lyrical and meditative, this is the perfect picture book to savor and share during a late-night picnic under the moon — or anytime you're getting ready for bed. Cozy and expansive at once, this warm bedtime book reminds us that our aspirations — no matter how big — deserve the universe.
"Befitting Wolf’s pleasing cumulative prose, Tobia’s pencil and digital renderings offer varied perspectives, from close-ups of the trio — clad in headlamps as they position a telescope and point at the sky — to macro views of outer space, an arrow indicating Violet’s position. Circling to a conclusion, the creators jointly emphasize the mystery and majesty of the universe, encouraging wondrous space-filled bedtime musing." — Publishers Weekly
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|Aug 30, 2022