Okay, this is one of my favorite pages of the whole book...a brick wall with a tunnel to anywhere, there are trees on the other side and a world of wonder awaiting. I think it is my favorite because I was inspired from within. I usually get my ideas from looking at other pictures, books, artwork, and such. This time I sat and thought about what I thought would be a cool path. As a child my sisters and I lived near this big wooded area in Vermont. We had a stream that was in these woods behind our house. When it got really hot we would make our way to this stream where it came out from the mountain, under the highway, into a collecting pool which was deep enough to submerge our young, small bodies. It was a cool place and this tunnel reminds me of it. Yet, once we got cooled off we had to make our way back to the house and by the time we got back, we were hot again! We still thought it was great!