The previous reviewer confesses to reading this book in one day. Well, I've exercised more restraint than that and am reading it month by month, to correspond with the months in the book. It's a glorious volume, with enchanting illustrations and soul-warming insights, and I look forward to each month with anticipation. When I get to the end, in December, I'll be able to start again at the beginning next year, and will no doubt get joy from it all over again. What a gift the author/artist has: to see - and convey - the beauty in the minutest of things, and to take pleasure in where she is each moment, while not forgetting where she has been. We can all learn so much from this, if we allow ourselves to do so. Get this book for yourself. Get another copy for a friend. Read, absorb, enjoy. But it deserves so much more than a one-day read.