What happens when you step outside?

In this gentle picture book fantasy, a child’s world transforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence. The silences in this little book work to build a gradual escalation of wonderment—from humble snow angel to fairytale castle, complete with a flying dragon.


“Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut.” – KIRKUS, Starred Review

The quiet tone of the simple text reflects the tranquility of a snowy day, while varied perspectives and layouts and some wordless illustrations set a slow, thoughtful pace…It’s an ode to creativity.” – HORN BOOK

“This debut picture book makes a strong case for the superiority of imaginative play…” – BOOKLIST

“Gill understands the dynamics of storytelling and uses economical narration and white space with practiced skill…Gill’s ability to make the world of imagination come alive is indisputable.” PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY