"On a crowded city sidewalk, a child discovers a book. That evening, the child begins to read and is immediately carried beyond the repetitive sameness of an urban skyscape into an untamed natural landscape. The child experiences a moment of true joy, and as if in response to that single blissful moment, the world seems to come alive.
"In creating this book, Geraldo Valério was inspired by the German Expressionist group known as Der Blaue Reiter, which was formed in Munich in 1911 and included Franz Marc and Wassilt Kandinsky. These artists sought spiritual significance in art, with an emphasis on form and color. In turn, Valério has created a wordless book that speaks volumes about how art can transform us beyond the sometimes-dreary world of the everyday."