This is a beautiful picture book with many wonderful messages. It could become one of those books you go back to over and over as well as sharing with others. Books like The Giving Tree, Love You Forever, The Magic Paintbrush etc. Patience, love, beauty of the world and nature, traditions, sharing and so many more things are touched on. This is not a story I would read to young children, it seems to be more appropriate for junior ages (9 to 12). Every reader would take their own message from this book. A wonderful addition to school, public and family libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.