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2017 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner
Renowned children's book creator Taro Gomi has created another masterpiece. In this beautiful testament to wondering, a young girl gazes out to where the water meets the sky and wonders what lies beyond the waves. Boats filled with toys? Skyscrapers filled with people? Houses filled with families? Or, maybe, over the ocean stands someone not so different from the girl herself, returning her gaze. In this celebration of imagination's power, young readers will find joy in the mystery of the faraway, the unknown, and the just-beyond.
About the Author
Taro Gomi has created more than 350 books for readers of all ages, including Bus Stops, My Friends, Spring Is Here, Scribbles, and Doodles. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
"A warm, inviting, and meditative celebration of imagination and wonder."-Booklist
"With sharp shapes and a riot of color, the prolific Gomi's simple premise should spark young imaginations."-Kirkus Reviews
"The llustrations look simple but can still say so much."--Geek Dad
"Readers can enjoy not just the explicit questions but ones raised by tiny details."-Publishers Weekly
"Makes for smooth sailing and good reading."--BookPage
"Elegant simplicity."-School Library Journal