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Take to the trails for a

celebration of nature—and
a day spent with dad.

PETE OSWALD

In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they’re
going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the
wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the
time they return home, they feel alive—and closer than ever—as they document their
hike and take their place in family history. In detail-rich panels and textured panoramas,
Pete Oswald perfectly paces this nearly wordless adventure, allowing readers to pause
for subtle wonders and marvel at the views. A touching tribute to the bond between
father and child, with resonant themes for Earth Day, Hike is a breath of fresh air.

ON SALE MARCH 17, 2020


HC: 978-1-5362-0157-4 • $17.99 ($23.99 CAN) • Ages 4–8 • 40 pages
A note from Pete Oswald
Sometimes it takes stepping away from the usual to truly appreciate life’s importance and
meaning. Which is how and why this book came to be.

I grew up in Utah, where much of my free time was spent in nature. My father is an avid
outdoorsman, and his love of wildlife played a huge role in our family. All of our vacations
were centered around camping, hiking, and exploring new adventures. As a child I always
loved it, but it wasn’t until I had children of my own that I realized how influential it was
to me. And because of that, I am making sure to share my love of the outdoors with my
own kids now, too.

Whether it’s the sound of a rushing waterfall, the smell of wildflowers, or the sight of an
eagle soaring through the sky, nature has a way of putting the universe in perspective.
When I’m breathing fresh mountain air, it cleanses my mind and allows me to connect
more deeply with myself, and with the ones I love. This book is my love letter to nature,
which I hope is passed down for generations.

Pete Oswald is the illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers The Bad Seed and
The Good Egg, both written by Jory John. He worked as a character designer and
concept artist on the popular films Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance
of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, and ParaNorman. He was also the art director and
production designer for The Angry Birds Movie. Pete Oswald lives in Santa Monica,
California, with his wife and three children.

Illustrations copyright © 2020 by Pete Oswald