Everywhere, Wonder (Hardcover)
Imprint, 9781250087959, 48pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
In this heartfelt picture book, readers are taken on a stunning journey into the imagination of a young boy—who explores everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a dusty footprint on the moon—and then back out again to the wonderful world right in front of him. From a lost balloon to an endless road, there are stories to discover, to dream about, and to share.
Everywhere, Wonder explores the wonder in the world, while encouraging young minds to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, and creatively share their stories with others.
“Open your eyes and open your window and let your story out into the world. It is a little gift from you to me.”
An Imprint Book
About the Author
Author/illustrator, husband/wife duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr spend all day, every day, making stuff together, including their debut trade picture book Babies Ruin Everything, picture book Everywhere, Wonder (February 2017), and middle grades series The Real McCoys (fall 2017). In addition to speaking and teaching on collaboration and creative entrepreneurship, raising three small children, and fishing commercially for sockeye salmon on the Alaskan tundra each summer, Matthew and Robbi run Bobbledy Books (an indie press offering picture books and music for kids) from the hayloft of their home/barn/studio on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Praise For Everywhere, Wonder…
“Swanson's fanciful and whimsical exploration of the meeting of imagination and story is strengthened by the jewel-toned colors and sheer scope of Behr's illustrations.” —Kirkus Reviews
"A sweeping exploration of imagination, appreciation, and possibility."—Publishers Weekly
"A tribute to the power of imagination awaiting those who are open to the marvels that surround them." School Library Journal
Babies Ruin Everything:
"Babies Ruin Everything speaks to that older brother or sister, telling them, simply: 'I hear you. This is hard' This is a wonderfully empathetic and funny book that doesn't talk down to older siblings and their real struggles having their world turned upside down. I love my little sister, but if I was still three, I'd probably be trying to sell her to you." —Kate Beaton, author and illustrator of The Princess and the Pony, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant
The Real McCoys:
"This clever, funny, delightful book is just what this crazy world needs. The surprising and inventive interaction between text and illustration shows that two brains are, indeed, better than one--especially when they belong to Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr." —Andrea Beaty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ada Twist Scientist