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"French author/illustrator Roussey... presents a portrait of a friendship and a celebration of slowing down. Her goofy, bright illustrations are childlike in their simplicity but full of details to search through during a quiet read. A fine and restful "nothing."
"This French import offers overscheduled kids and their parents an enjoyable lesson in doing nothing on your own or with a friend. . . it will inspire parents and kids to make room for screen-free, activity-free time. Read this one before a nature walk or an afternoon at the park."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"With a visual sensibility distinctive to European picture books (this is a French import), the colorful line drawings lend a quirky, active feel to the open white pages"
"The illustrations are a delight"
— School Library Journal
"The story’s slowing pace and emphasis on observation remind children (and their parents) that relaxing means letting go to watch and listen."
— Publishers Weekly
"Roussey’s soft, simply drawn illustrations, primarily pastel-colored, exude a childlike innocence and cheer. The narrator’s voice is engaging and genuine and may convince overscheduled American readers to take a cue from her—to put on the brakes, take a breath and enjoy the day."
"It is a lovely (and much-needed) sentiment to relax, take time to enjoy life, and spend time in nature."
— Youth Services Book Review
Harry N. Abrams, 9781419726026, 32pp.
Christine Roussey is the author-illustrator of My Lazy Cat and the illustrator of Hello in There, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, All My Treasures, and In My Room. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.