Blue Sky Morning

Jihyun Kim; Translated by Polly Lawson

Not yet published - due 19 Sep 2024

Quick Look

  • From Kim Jihyun, creator of The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky
  • An uplifting, mindful and deceptively simple story that encourages us to pause and appreciate the everyday beauty around us
  • Detailed illustrations full of warm colour and subtle texture bring rich depth to every scene
  • Eunny's gentle wonder at her surroundings is conveyed by Kim Jihyun's skilful use of perspective

An ordinary morning is imbued with meaning in this subtly beautiful picture book from the creator of The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky. A reminder to take the time to appreciate the small details in our daily routine.

286 x 225 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
36 pages
Publication date:
19 Sep 2024


'You're not in a hurry today.
Stop for a moment, and look up.
The sky is so big and so blue.
It's a beautiful, blue sky morning.'

Eunny wakes up slowly. She gets out of bed, goes to the window to look out at the busy street, and then heads downstairs. Soon it's time for school. Eunny and Mama step out into the crisp day, but they don't rush. They notice the pretty pink petals of new flowers, the changing red-gold leaves and the big blue sky above. It's easy to be happy on a blue sky morning.

This uplifting, mindful picture book from the creator of The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky depicts an ordinary morning with beautiful subtlety. The gently unhurried narrative encourages readers to take their time, while the rich illustrations are full of details to notice. From drawings on bedroom walls to dancing dragonflies and playful ginger cats, each new scene encourages the reader to pause on the page as they follow Eunny on her journey.

A balm for the hectic pace of modern living, Blue Sky Morning is stunning in its simplicity and mindfulness, reminding us to stop and appreciate the beauty all around us in our daily routine.


Praise for The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky:

'Astonishing to behold.'
-- The New York Times

'A simple yet marvelous musing on the beauty of the great outdoors.'
-- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

'A call to pause, slow down, and enjoy nature... Leisurely and lovely.'
-- School Library Journal, Starred Review

'A book of quiet beauty.'
-- Booklist, Starred Review


Kim Jihyun is an illustrator and picture book creator from South Korea. Jihyun studied Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton, UK, and Seoul National University. She is the illustrator of Blue Sky Morning and The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky, a School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2022. Jihyun lives in Seoul with her partner and their young daughter.

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