How Far You'll Go (Hardcover)
This gorgous, inspirational, and uniquely Disney picture book is the perfect gift to share for graduation, big milestones, or everyday inspiration!
Starting a new journey can be scary. . . But no matter the obstacles you face, with resilience, love, and a sprinkling of magic, who knows how far you'll go! From Peter Pan and Tinker Bell teaching the Darling children to fly, to Moana finding the courage to voyage across the sea, these lush, watercolor scenes from across Disney's 100 years of film will inspire readers to make their own mark on the world.
Brought to life by award-winning illustrator Grace Lee, this book features wondrous scenes from Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Cars, Up, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Encanto, Coco, and Moana.
This enchanting, lushly illustrated journey through Disney moments of bravery and resilience offers inspiration for fans of all ages, from recent grads to anyone embarking on a new adventure.
About the Author
Tim McCanna is the author and illustrator of the Peach and Plum early graphic novel series. He has also a number of acclaimed picture books, including the Bitty Bot books, Barnyard Boogie, Jack B. Ninja, In a Garden, So Many Sounds, and Watersong. He lives with his family in San Jose, California.
Grace Lee is a storybook artist at Disney Publishing Worldwide. She worked on the bestselling Sofia the First picture books and won Illustrator of the Year at the Children’s Choice Book Awards for The Floating Palace, which led to the honor of illustrating the 2015 Children’s Book Week Poster. Her favorite projects include Finding Dory: Three Little Words, The Magic is in You, and My Fanciest Things, based on Disney’s Fancy Nancy. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Popular Disney characters guide children toward independence and empowerment. Childhood involves taking small steps into enchanted lands of self-discovery. These forays lead to challenges but wonders, too. Who better to help kids along this path than celebrated Disney and Pixar icons, idolized courtesy of cinema and TV screens? Children sharing this book with grown-ups will likely be more thrilled at simply spotting and identifying cartoon favorites on these pages than listening to, let alone contemplating, the lengthy, somewhat overblown text, which may go over their heads. After all, very young children won’t yet know what lies ahead—or have figured out what they’ve achieved or will accomplish—when they’re on the brink of exciting life journeys. Recognizing and naming favorites—characters from Frozen, Up, Coco, and Moana—will boost many children’s self-esteem, one of this book’s credos. Some classic characters might be less familiar to today’s younger set, but they’re still powerfully appealing. Many words, set in larger type throughout, are eye-catching. The inimitable Disney illustrative and design style remains captivating and transcends generations. Though many characters from earlier Disney works are White (Alice, Peter, Pinocchio), those from more recent films reflect racial and ethnic diversity, among them Moana, who is Polynesian, and Coco’s Miguel, who is Mexican. (This book was reviewed digitally.) Disney art paired with an affirming message makes for a pleasant diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)- Kirkus (Feb 1, 2023)