The Mountain (Hardcover)

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Oh, I really enjoyed this one. A beautifully illustrated exploration of how different opinions and views can all be true. Nuance is important, and this is one for kids AND adults to read.

— Nicole


Could everyone be right in this light-hearted 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?

Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger’s insightful story about tolerance is told in their feather light way.

"A natural for storytime, this humorous tale elevates the beauty of many perspectives."—Kirkus Reviews



About the Author

Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger were both born in Switzerland?and live together in Thun—near forests, mountains, and fresh air. Rebecca is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, studied at the HKB (Bern University of the Arts), and likes to have her head in the clouds. Simon is a trained graphic designer currently working as an art director and has been known to hoist a sail or two. Every now and then the two work together as a team, wielding pen and pencil side by side.

Simon is a trained graphic artist, is currently working in Thun, Switzerland as an art director, and likes sailing.

Praise For…

"A natural for storytime, this humorous tale elevates the beauty of many perspectives."

— Kirkus Reviews

"The Mountain is an intricately illustrated picture book that introduces tolerance to children in a very clever and fun way."
— KC Parent Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735844575
ISBN-10: 0735844577
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English