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Float
by Daniel Miyares


Overview - A boy's small paper boat--and his large imagination--fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A boy's small paper boat--and his large imagination--fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him.

So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat--and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether.

This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781481415248
  • ISBN-10: 1481415247
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Transportation - Boats, Ships, & Underwater Craft
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Weather

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the opening scene of Miyares’s (Pardon Me!) wordless story, two pairs of hands—one big, one small—fold newspaper into origami boats. In the spreads that follow, a boy in a yellow slicker ventures outside and waits for a downpour to end before launching his boat, which is instantly carried away by the swiftly flowing water. It slips down a storm drain, and when the boy reaches it at last, the once-proud craft is a sodden mess. At home, his father welcomes him with a hug, then holds a blow-dryer up to the boy’s wet hair. In an unexpectedly lovely moment, the boy grins widely as his hair blows sideways; readers sense his pleasure and relief. The warmth of his father’s care renews the boy, and he sets off for another adventure. Skilled draftsmanship and smart pacing distinguish Miyares’s visual storytelling. Seen against streets and houses of slate gray, the boy’s yellow slicker is the only bright color, underlining the sense that he’s in a world of his own. It’s a moment of childhood captured in multiple dimensions. Ages 4–8. Agent: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (June)

 
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