This is a gorgeous book with stunning illustrations. The warmth and beauty of the language is matched by the vision and delight of the art.
Unfortunately, I can't see any kid being interested in it. Maybe if you read it interactively "what's the dog doing now? what do you think the little girl is going to do next" but other than that....no, I'm not a big fan of "inspirational picturebooks"
On the other hand, it would make a GREAT graduation present! Next time I know somebody graduating, they're getting this one!
Verdict: If you have parents who like inspiration picturebooks, this might be a good selection for your library collection. Otherwise, save it for personal gift-giving.
ISBN: 9781416958574; Published January 2010 by Atheneum; Review copy provided by the publisher for Cybils; Purchased as a gift