A child and his beloved best friend go on a grand sea adventure in this magical picture book by the author and artist who created If I Had a Little Dream.
You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend’s unexpected adventure bring joy and excitement and sights never imagined. And the best part of any adventure is returning home with stories to tell and you best friend at your side.
About the Author
Nina Laden is the author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Peek-a-Who?; Who Loves You, Baby?; The Night I Followed the Dog; and Yellow Kayak. She lives with her husband on Lummi Island, Washington.
Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin and moved to Cambridge eight years ago, where she earned a First class Honors Degree in illustration. In 2014 she earned a Master’s Degree in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She is the illustrator of If I Had a Little Dream and Yellow Kayak, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With pointed text and stunning illustrations, this book invites into the world of dreams and endless possibilities. A boy and his friend, a simple giraffe, take a boat ride into adventure. The journey takes them through storms, peaceful waves, swirling sea creatures and bucket loads of other sights and unexpected places. The illustrations in this one are amazing. While in some ways reminding of the swirly, imaginative style found in Dr. Seuss, these colorful depictions go a step further and enter the world of artistic wonder. The colors radiate and are daring, giving each scene a wonderful and inviting atmosphere. Yet, the playful side sits front and center, giving young readers something to discover and enjoy time and again. The text is exquisite. The four line rhymes are composed and carefully placed, each line only consisting of two words. And these two words are exactly what is needed to call in each emotion and image. It reads like a fantastic dream, letting the adventure slide in harmony with the illustrations. It's calming, invites imagination to take flight, leaves the reader feeling a bit braver and craving an exciting journey of their own. I highly recommend this read, and see it as a clear favorite among young listeners and older readers alike. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed reading this so much (and my kids declared this one a favorite right away) that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.