In this simple picture book, a girl and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship at the park with the help of his friendly dog.
Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than a hundred beloved children's books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. Hadley Hooper works as an editorial illustrator for numerous magazines and newspapers. In 2011 she illustrated Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey. The Iridescence of Birds was her second picture book and first for Roaring Brook Press. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
"This intergenerational tale of kindred spirits facing fears and finding friendship is certain to inspire courage in readers. A sublime read-aloud for small group sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Johnston's economical text about conquering fears also focuses
on finding the good in each dog and in the small actions of all.
Hooper's charming illustrations make Lizzie's brave walk an
absolute delight."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review"A buoyant book
just right for reading aloud."--Booklist, starred review "A lovely
story about a transformative connection that goes both ways, as
well as the power of modest revelations--beautifully summed up in
the book's title, which is also a refrain in the text."--Publishers
Weekly, starred review"The light-toned palette of the relief-print
illustrations allows the reader to find little Lizzie and active
Cecile on each spread, and Hooper's attention to detail encourages
viewers to notice both the activities in the
foreground and the goings-on in the background."--The Horn Book