|Pages/Publication Date:||36 / 2016|
Standing on the beach, a girl gazes out to where the water meets the sky and wonders what lies beyond the waves. Boats filled with toys? A country made of ice? Houses filled with families? Or, maybe, over the ocean stands someone not so different from the girl herself, returning her gaze. First published in Japan in 1979, this celebration of imagination's power invites readers up to 6 to find joy in the mystery of the faraway, the unknown, and the just-beyond. In each two-page spread, the girl is in exactly the same spot, while Taro Gomi cleverly paints what this young dreamer envisions directly on the horizon.