What the Road Said is the New York Times-bestselling comforting and uplifting picture book from bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade.
Which way do I go?
That is your choice to make,
said the Road.
But what if I go the wrong way?
The Road curved a little,
almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said,
Do not worry. Sometimes we go the wrong way on our
way to the right way.
It's okay to be afraid or to sometimes wander down the wrong path. Bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade's What the Road Said features illustrations by Lucie de Moyencourt and encourages us to lead with kindness and curiosity, remembering that the most important thing we can do in life is to keep going.
The road is not only a metaphor for life's journey in this meditative picture book but also a supportive and wise friend accompanying readers on their individual paths. A young narrator wonders if there is "something more... something just.../ different" before happening upon a new road and asking where it leads. The road responds, "Be a leader and find out." Thus begins a conversation between the two that results in encouraging, confident answers to questions such as, "What if I get lost?" "What if I get lonely?" and "What if the world around us is filled with hate?" Alongside de Moyencourt's vividly colored, bucolic scenes of the natural world, accessible language and a heartfelt tone make this a meta guide for a broad range of readers finding their way to their future. Ages 6 10.
A special reminder to carry on and share love!