The Mountain

"Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger’s picture book stands out for its astonishing animal personnel (Octopus!), its enthralling page layout, its varied picture compositions that perfectly portray the animals’ visions of the mountain, as well as its witty dramatic structure. That’s the way to re-stage a well-worn picture book topic. Brilliant!"
White Ravens Jury Statement

"Humor is conveyed through the brief, dialogue-heavy text, while washes of color draw the eye along crisp white pages, with body language and energy conveyed through penciled movement lines. Wordless double-page spreads showing each animal’s imagined mountainous setting are especially stunning."
Kirkus Reviews

"An original plea for diversity, tolerance, the right to your own opinion and the need to think about others!"
Stiftung Lesen

"Mountainous parable about a change of perspective."
Rosa Schmidt-Vierthaler, Die Presse

Could everyone be right in this lighthearted story about different perspectives?
The bear knows exactly what the mountain looks like—a forest. The sheep, octopus, and ant also know the mountain. It’s a meadow! It’s surrounded by water! It’s a maze of tunnels! The chamois and snow hare have their opinions too. It seems the mountain looks different to every animal. How can that be? And whose point of view is right?

From the author/illustrator duo Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger’s whose previous book «Ida And The Whale» was an Indie Next Pick, comes an insightful story about tolerance is told in their feather light way.