In the era of social media, communication feels both more anxiety-producing, and more inescapable, than ever before. This clever, comforting picture book debut explores the challenges and joys of self-expression and social connection. Using an imaginative visual metaphor to bring to life how we send out ( ping! ) and receive ( pong! ) communications, feelings, and ideas, Ani Castillo's words and pictures combine to create an empowering, inspiring message for anyone who has experienced the fear of meeting new people, sharing opinions, and expressing emotion.