I'd Like to Be the Window for a Wise Old Dog (Hardcover)
This is the kind of picture book that I want to give a big hug. At once joyful and wistful, this singsongy book takes time to wonder, “will I ever be the tumble of a bumblebee? Or the bumble of a whale?” and other such delightful nonsense. A dash of whimsy and a splash of color make this touching book a perfect read-aloud, to be enjoyed by all ages!— Claire, Wild Rumpus
The limitless possibilities of the world outside our windows—and the warmth and comfort of home—are explored in this thoughtful meditation on the imagination, as seen from the point of view of a wise old dog.
Any child who has ever felt uncertainty about the world outside will be soothed and enchanted by the open-ended, seemingly-unanswerable, and utterly whimsical questions this book poses: "Will I ever be the dawdle of a penguin? Will I ever be the waddle of a snail? Will I ever be the tumble of a honeybee? Will I ever be the bumble of a whale?"
Children will love poring over the vivid, whimsical artwork, asking their own imaginative questions, and thinking about their own view of the world outside their window. It's a perfect story for families to share together from the warmth and comfort of home.
"A whimsical picture book."—The Wall Street Journal
"Philip Stead’s book pairs a poetic text with softly colored illustrations of thoughtful animals, showcasing the sensitivity of both his writing and his art."—The Virginian-Pilot