Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and illustrator for the Israeli Army’s magazine. She later studied illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator. She lives in Brooklyn.
**STARRED REVIEW** "A warm and witty celebration of family, individuality, and introspection."
— Publishers Weekly
"A lovely story of cross-species friendship, of finding peace by connecting mindfully to the present moment, and of distance making the heart grow fonder."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Reflecting both the anxiety perpetuated by our culture’s busyness and a toddler’s developmental need for independence, Bernstein’s spare narrative and adorable muted earth tone palette offer a warm and familiar story."
— School Library Journal
"Adult readers will understand that this is a lesson on meditation, and youngsters will learn that, even if they’re the quiet one in a boisterous group, a little downtime can do wonders."