When You Take a Step (Hardcover)
September/October 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Sometimes it’s difficult, but we all learn from each of our steps; even if we fall, and often, these steps change our whole world! Lovely!”
— Dea Lavoie, Second Star to the Right Children's Books, Denver, CO
To take a walk is to begin a journey. It can be an adventure or a chance to let your thoughts roam and be one with nature. It can be a time for daydreaming and pondering life’s many questions. It can be a time to reflect on the past or to stand up for a better future. So take a step and see where your journey will lead you!
Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in illustration and has created numerous picture books, including Cockatoo, Too; Zoe Gets Ready; Snippet the Early Riser; I Feel Five!; We Disagree; and When You Take a Step. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her two daughters and her dog, Disco. To learn more about Bethanie, please visit her website, AquaPup.com.
— Kirkus Reviews
"Walking becomes an entry point into deliberate living in this meditative picture book.... Though the concept is simple—even a single step can empower—it uplifts via Deeney Murguia’s polished execution."
— Publishers Weekly