Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

So Many Days

So Many Days

Alison McGhee
Illustrator:  Taeeum Yoo 
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416958574

As you go about your days, you will discover that there are so many doors that lead to somewhere, and there is so much “to wonder about.” You don’t know who you will be, nor do you know “where you will go.” Life is so full of unknowns.

Notice all the wonderful things around you and enjoy them, take pleasure in the journey and know that, “You are stronger than you know.” Even when you are buffeted by a wind and tossed about by a storm, you will find a way to keep going because “You are braver than you know.”

In this remarkable book, Alison McGhee’s lyrical text is perfectly matched to Taeeun Yoo’s multimedia art to help young people to see that everything they need to make their way in the world is within them. In their hearts, they will find courage, strength, hope, and love, all the tools that they will need during their journey to somewhere.

This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone who is embarking on a journey of some kind.