Float

By MIYARES, Daniel

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ISBN
9781481415255 9781481415248
Publisher
S. & S.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grade 4

PreS-Gr 3—A boy clad in a bright yellow raincoat and hat graces the cover, recalling Ezra Jack Keats's A Letter to Amy (Viking, 1968). This homage to Peter's dance with an invitation has its own tale to tell, but those in the know will enjoy noticing the connections: the attire, fence, special effects with water, and paper journeys. Miyares's wordless adventure, employing panels of varying sizes, opens with a father and son forming an origami boat from a newspaper. The setting is monochromatic except for the ch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2015

The joys, fears, and frustrations of exploration -- as well as the safety, support, and love of home -- are examined in this wordless story. Using inspiration from the newspaper, a boy and his caregiver (the only two characters in the narrative) together fold a paper boat. When the boy takes it outside to play, he pretends to sail the boat around the neighborhood. After a downpour, it floats for real -- first in a puddle and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

A boy and his caregiver fold a paper boat, then he pretends to sail it outside. After a downpour, the boat floats for rea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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