woman and daughter

Let’s do everything and nothing

“Let’s Do Everything and Nothing” is a lush and lyrical picture book from Julia Kuo celebrating special moments—big and small—shared with a child.

Will you climb a hill with me?
Dive into a lake with me?
Reach the starry sky with me,
and watch the clouds parade?

“A mother and her young daughter, cued as Taiwanese American, explore the world together. The two climb a snowy mountain, swim with manta rays in the ocean, stargaze, ‘follow trails on summer nights,’ lie in a field to watch cloud parades of ‘majestic beasts,’ and more. Readers will decide whether these remarkable adventures are real or metaphors for the imaginative worlds mother and daughter explore while spending the day together indoors.”
Kirkus Reviews

Author-illustrator Julia Kuo earned a bachelor’s degree from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Taiwanese-American illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Economist. Kuo has also taught illustration courses at Washington University.

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