Ping (Hardcover)

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Ping (Hardcover)


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After going through a very difficult month, this wise little book gave me the guidance and peace I needed to keep moving. Ping clarifies the messiness of human connection with an insightful message: you can't control how people react to you (pong), but you can control how you live, communicate, create, share, and give (ping!). Ping hopefully, joyfully. Ping even if you're scared. This book made me less scared. Sweet, soothing, and empowering, Ping is for open-hearted people of any age.

— From Stephanie's Picks

With the visual ingenuity of Press Here and the emotional resonance of What Do You Do with a Problem?, this wise and timely book about the fragile art of personal connection will strike a chord with children and adults alike.

In the era of social media, communication feels both more anxiety-producing, and more inescapable, than ever before. This clever, comforting picture book debut explores the challenges and joys of self-expression and social connection.

Using an imaginative visual metaphor to bring to life how we send out (ping!) and receive (pong!) communications, Ani Castillo's words and pictures will empower and inspire anyone who has experienced the fear of sharing themselves with the world.

With an artful, accessible package, an eloquent message, and a lot of heart, here is a new classic to bring courage and comfort to humans of all ages.
Ani Castillo is a cartoonist, illustrator, and teacher who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and now lives in Canada. She is on Instagram at
Product Details ISBN: 9780316424646
ISBN-10: 0316424641
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English