When You take a Step has one small issue for me. My online reader copy had the shoes of the story in purple, but the images I have seen are in red. Regardless, when you are reading When You Take a Step by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, you ae reading a positive story that highlights the stepping process with a color.
And that is pretty much it. Murguia’s illustrations are basically very simple (not simplistic, even though they are not overly detailed). The theme is to begin your journey with a step, then another and another. It does not matter how big or small, what type of adventure or just exploring your little corner of the world. You will be daydreaming, pondering, questioning, and answering. You will be experiencing everything.
As a reader you need to experience the book by yourself. I cannot really tell you about it other than it is about reflection and yourself. Some would use mindfulness, but I really am not a fan of the term, so while I can make a case for that, I do not want to use it too much. And you may not want to read this to a child as it might be sophisticated for the one you know. Or it might be the opposite and you know a child it is perfect for. You judge for yourself what is happening and who this best fits.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, but might not be running out and buying for everyone I know. However, I do know people this would be great for, and I do recommend it strongly.