I have given Kobi Yamada's earlier books as gifts for years and was excited to read this newest publication. It is extraordinary - the illustrations are both soothing and expressive and Kobi's story is graceful and inspiring. Each of my kids (14 and 7) now have a copy and it was an instant favorite for both! I also recently gave one to a client (I'm a life coach) because the message of seeing and celebrating our potential is important throughout our lives. Love, love, love this book.