Rebecca Gugger tells a delightful tale about animals who disagree about what a mountain is in her book, The Mountain. Each animal has a different idea of what the mountain is and believes others are wrong. Not until the animals are trek the entire mountain, with the octopus in a diver’s mask full of water, that the animals begin to see that there is more to the mountain than they originally thought. At the end, they agree that what they each originally thought was just a portion of the truth and that sometimes you need to look at things from other perspectives in order fully understand a situation. The book could get a little preachy about the moral, but the full color illustrations really anchor this story. They are gorgeous and really make the story into a book you would want to read with your child.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by North South Books Inc.