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Let's Do Everything and Nothing



written and illustrated by
Julia Kuo

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250774347
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A lush and lyrical debut picture book about the marvels—big and small—of childhood.

Will you climb a hill with me?
Dive into a lake with me?
Reach the starry sky with me,
and watch the clouds parade?


Love can feel as vast as a sky full of breathtaking clouds or as gentle as a sparkling, starlit night. It can scale the tallest mountains and reach the deepest depths of the sea.

Standing side-by-side with someone you love, the unimaginable can seem achievable.

But not every magical moment is extraordinary. Simply being together is the best journey of all.

Let's Do Everything and Nothing is an ode to the ephemeral joys of growing up.

Full-color illustrations created digitally in Adobe Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

AD410L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Love. Parent and child. Families. Family life. Nature and the natural world. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K-A marvelous journey unfolds throughout this gentle paean to family and imagination. In interspersed sequences, a girl and her mother scale a high, snow-capped mountain peak, dive with manta rays in deep ocean waters, and cast their eyes upward to the celestial beauty of stars and clouds. When the adventure has run its course, they descend from the heightened fantasy; the slope of a grassy hill mirrors a flight of household stairs in an inspired spread with starkly inverted colors on the facing pages. At home, the explorers share the comfort of warm baths, tea with orange slices, and tender embraces. Kuo's digital art beckons readers to a meditative odyssey that shifts seamlessly from breathtaking spectacle to quiet intimacy. Text reflects action in brief, well-chosen phrases, by turns inviting ("Will you climb a hill with me?"), pensive, ("We'll share the quiet twilight hour") and joyful ("Being together is the best journey yet"). The delicate flattened art begins with a limited palette of gray, lavender, and midnight blue, against which the young girl stands out in a deep orange dress. Gradually, warmer hues appear in isolated spots: a climbing rope, a cloud of fireflies, a forest of coral in an undersea grotto. Finally, once the landscape of imagination bursts into full bloom and mother and daughter return to their everyday lives, a cozy array of saturated yellows, pinks, and greens comes forth. VERDICT This stirring ode to the love between parent and child is a must-have for all collections.-Jonah Dragan

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K-A marvelous journey unfolds throughout this gentle paean to family and imagination. In interspersed sequences, a girl and her mother scale a high, snow-capped mountain peak, dive with manta rays in deep ocean waters, and cast their eyes upward to the celestial beauty of stars and clouds. When the adventure has run its course, they descend from the heightened fantasy; the slope of a grassy hill mirrors a flight of household stairs in an inspired spread with starkly inverted colors on the facing pages. At home, the explorers share the comfort of warm baths, tea with orange slices, and tender embraces. Kuo's digital art beckons readers to a meditative odyssey that shifts seamlessly from breathtaking spectacle to quiet intimacy. Text reflects action in brief, well-chosen phrases, by turns inviting ("Will you climb a hill with me?"), pensive, ("We'll share the quiet twilight hour") and joyful ("Being together is the best journey yet"). The delicate flattened art begins with a limited palette of gray, lavender, and midnight blue, against which the young girl stands out in a deep orange dress. Gradually, warmer hues appear in isolated spots: a climbing rope, a cloud of fireflies, a forest of coral in an undersea grotto. Finally, once the landscape of imagination bursts into full bloom and mother and daughter return to their everyday lives, a cozy array of saturated yellows, pinks, and greens comes forth. VERDICT This stirring ode to the love between parent and child is a must-have for all collections.-Jonah Dragan

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